Jury will be sequestered in Zimmerman trial

Jury will be sequestered in Zimmerman trial

The judge overseeing the trial of George Zimmerman announced Thursday that the jury will be sequestered, as jury selection entered its fourth day.

Over the past four days, attorneys have grilled more than two dozen potential jurors as they look to whittle down the pool of hundreds of potential jurors to just six, plus four alternates, who will decide the fate of Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch captain. Attorneys are just 10 jurors shy of being able to advance to the next round of questioning.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Attorneys need 30 potential jurors to get past the initial round of interviews so they can ask them more in-depth questions about their views and life experiences. Four potential jurors were dismissed Wednesday, raising the total number of jury candidates who have been disqualified to 75.

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