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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2013, 12:27:58 PM »
Nelson does not allow the state to strike E-6 and B-76.  New list of 6 ...

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #106 on: June 20, 2013, 12:34:08 PM »
Jury has been selected.  Now on to the 4 alternates.

 e6 e40 b29 b76 b37 b51
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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2013, 12:39:37 PM »
Not sure if we can ask questions, but if so, what is "pre-textual"?

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #108 on: June 20, 2013, 12:44:28 PM »
A pretext is an excuse or reason that is not genuine or sincere.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2013, 12:47:52 PM »
Thanks Cylinder --

So, do I have it right?  The 6 are all female, all white but one, and most 50 or over?

E6 white female 20s to 30s
E40 white female 50s to 60s
B29 black or hispanic female 40s
B76 white female 50s to 60s
B37 white female 50s
B51 white female 60s-70s

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #110 on: June 20, 2013, 12:53:28 PM »
M75 was stricken by the defense as having facebook communications with a named witness.  Not disclosed during voir dire.  Oopsie.

Defense race-neutral reason to strike E22 is being shown to the state privately.  O'Mara says she thought the police should have been more active.  Pastor that she works with every day for the past 19 years wrote a pointed letter was published in the Orlando sentinel, very pro-Martin, very pointed view of the case.  Also a sermon by that pastor that evidences being strongly in favor of the Martin side.  Church has an inflamed view of the facts.  O'Mara will share this evidence with Nelson.  E22 said she had little knowledge of the case, and has not been straightforward with knowledge that she would have obtained in working with the pastor.  Bernardo rebuts that there is no evidence that the PJ has any awareness or participation - being a member of the church doesn't mean she can't be fair.  He thinks the reason given by the defense is pretextual.  O'Mara says the reason isn't that she is a member of the church, it is that she is a church administrator, and she did not properly represent or disclose that she had this relationship with this church.  Bernardo says that this question was not asked directly.  Nelson says all the jurors were asked if anybody had spoken on the case, and were asked if they belonged to any churches, and E22 did not respond.  E22 did not say it was brought up but she could set it aside.  Nelson says the reason is not pretextual.  E22 stricken.  That is an important strike.

E54 E73 B52 E13 is the current list of alternates.  No strikes by the state.  Defense reviewing notes.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2013, 12:56:22 PM »
Sidebar at 2:53.  I think all 10 are presumptively selected.  Just reviewing and comparing notes to confirm.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
Nelson announces jury and alternates ...

Jury B29 B76 B37 B51 E6 and E40
Alternates E54 B72 E13 and E28

May be some back strikes from that.  Both sides have strikes remaining.

Bernardo again moves to strike E6 and offers additional grounds.  Recognizes the name of an expert (physician).  O'Mara O'Mara says he is not a physician but is a psychiatrist.  Nelson says this PJ recognized the names of 4 people on the witness list, but did not indicate she knew them.  Nelson says she understands what the state is saying, but if there is any doubt she resolves it in favor of the defense.

Nelson asks Zimmerman the questions again.  The case has a jury and alternates.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2013, 01:07:25 PM »
Preparing for the Frye hearing.  The court is preparing to also address the venire and jury/alternates.  Not sure what order of events as between sending the jurors home, scheduling opening statements, and Frye.  Mantei is lining up Owen on the communication connection.

Nelson gets agreement to dismiss all jurors that are on standby.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2013, 01:08:54 PM »
Completed juror questionnaires will kept on file in the court, under seal, for further hearing (if necessary).  O'Mara had suggested that the court order all copies be shredded, she instead ordered the lawyers to keep the papers secure.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2013, 01:18:54 PM »
Nelson having some group of jurors brought in for congratulations, so-sorry's, admonitions.  Nothing going on in the courtroom except waiting.

The group being brought in now does not include (or is not supposed to include) the 10 selected.  These people are going to be dismissed.  They may relinquish their anonymity if they choose, not sure if the court will order the press to not disclose.  I think not.

She thanks the jurors for their patience over the last week and a half.  You have been wonderful, patient, cooperative.  You are now being dismissed from your subpoenas.  You do not have to follow any instruction from the court now, you may talk to anybody, you may follow the case.  Thanks them very much.  Follow the deputy, thank you again.  3:17 and waiting again.  This time for the ten lucky finalists.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2013, 01:25:03 PM »
Nelson asks if she should give preliminary instructions today or wait for opening statements?  I'd say wait, but it's not up to me.  I presume we'll learn when opening statements will begin.  The jurors will learn when their sequestration begins.

3:21 -all rise for the 10 jurors/alternates

Nelson swears in the jury.  Jarvis has given them a packet relating to sequestration.  They will go to the jury room.  She will not have contact with them until 9 am Monday for opening statements.  I wonder if they are sequestered starting NOW, or if they get a weekend with their families.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2013, 01:25:51 PM »
Jury selection is over.  Nelson asks about having Owen ready.  15 minute recess.  Have Owen ready when she gets back.
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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »
The final 6 jurors in the George Zimmerman trial will be:

* B29
* B76
* B37
* B51
* E6
* E40

Alternates

* E54
* E13
* B72
* E28

Opening arguments begin Monday morning.

I took notes during selection process and challenges and will post them here, so this thread will stay open for a while.

Frye hearing about to begin, please update and comment on that thread which is under Trial Motions and Rulings.

Thanks to all.

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Re: Live Updates, Day 9, June 20
« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2013, 05:01:12 PM »
I watched the juror strike process live and have just transcribed my notes:

When the questioning of the jurors was done,  the Judge asked for challenges for cause.

The state moved to strike Juror P67 for cause. He is the Hispanic juror who raised concerns yesterday about how he was portrayed in the media and his concern for his family.

O'Mara objected to the challenge for cause.
 
BDLR gave his reasons, which included the letter he had his wife write about the media portrayal, the financial hardship he expressed, his acknowledgment that a relative had accessed the internet during the voir dire, his awareness of what was put on the internet and his limited comprehension of English.  He said serving would be a nightmare.

The judge sided with O'Mara and rejected the state's request to strike.

There being no more cause challenges, they move onto peremptory challenges. 

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