The jurors: Six women deciding George Zimmerman’s fate

 

SANFORD — A six-member, all-female jury is now deciding the fate of former neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, who faces murder charges.

The jurors, chosen during a nine-day selection process, are known only by numbers to protect their identities. They range in age from the 30s to the 60s; one is Hispanic or black and the others are white. Five of the women are mothers.

B29: A Hispanic woman who lived in Chicago at the time of Trayvon Martin’s death. The woman, who works at a nursing home, told lawyers that she prefers reality shows to news and worried about her eight children.

B76: A middle-aged woman, a married mother of two grown children, who remembered wondering why Trayvon Martin was out late at night. For that reason, prosecutors sought unsuccessfully to strike her from the panel.

B37: A mother of two who volunteers rescuing animals. The woman, who once had a concealed weapons permit but let it expire, remembered that there had been “rioting” in Sanford during the uproar over the Miami Gardens’ death.

B51: An older woman, who once ran a call center, didn’t keep up with the case in the news because she has been handling the estate of a deceased uncle. She recalled thinking the case was “very sad.” When asked by lawyers during questioning how she handled disputes, she offered: “You have to listen to both sides and sometimes you have to make tough calls.”

E6: A church-going, unemployed, woman in her 40s with two kids. She likes babysitting, gardening and volunteers at her children’s school. She worked in financial services. Prosecutors tried removing her from consideration because the case will require time away from her children and because she had commented about “innocent people” being put behind bars.

E40: A woman in her 60s from Iowa who recently moved to Seminole County. She has a 28-year-old son, enjoys sports and served on a jury about 20 years ago.

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