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Jury to be Sequestered in Zimmerman Trial

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Joe Burbank
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Orlando Sentinel

Jurors will be sequestered throughout George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial. Judge Debra Nelson issued the ruling Thursday.

Nelson also said the trial will last two to four weeks.

Since jury selection began Monday attorneys have asked potential jurors about the possibility of being sequestered. They want to make sure jurors can handle the hardship.

Jury selection continues in Sanford. Attorneys will select six jurors and four alternates.

Zimmerman is the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who says he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

To see more, visit http://www.wmfe.org.