A closer look at jury in George Zimmerman trial

By Scott Johnson, General assignment reporter, sjohnson@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 12 2013 09:00:35 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 11:26:58 PM EDT

VIDEO: The names of the 6 women trying to decide whether George Zimmerman is guilty or innocent of a crime remain a court secret. But , because of the process they went through to be chosen for this panel we do know a few things about them. Channel 4's Scott Johnson has more on these six anonymous Floridians.

SANFORD, Fla. -

George Zimmerman's fate is now in the hands of a jury. The all-female jury convened early Friday evening and will reconvene Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Zimmerman's future will now be determined by the six women, which the public knows very little details about.

Five of the women are mothers and five are also white, one of the women is Hispanic or Black and they all range in age from their 30's to their 60's.

The group has been given explicit instructions by the Judge about their duty and impassioned pleas by attorney on both sides.

Attorney DeAnna Hines told Channel 4 Friday that she doesn't think the jury will be letting the chaos going on outside the courthouse influence their decision.

"They're being told you can't see your family, you have very limited interaction with their family," said Hines. "They know that it's serious, so I think they will take it seriously about the after effect. I think they'll want to get it right."

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Here are the specific details we know about each juror so far:

  • The black or Hispanic juror, known as B29, moved to Florida four months ago from Chicago. She has 8 kids and works in a nursing home.
  • Juror B76 is white and has been in Seminole County since 1975. She has called police about kids vandalizing signs and has family members who own firearms.
  • Juror B51 has lived in Seminole County for 9 years. She has no kids and retired from a real estate career.
  • Juror B37 is white, lived in Seminole County for 18 years and used to carry a concealed weapons permit.
  • Juror E6 is married with two kids and she's only been living in Seminole County for two years. Her husband and son own guns and she was involved in a domestic violence incident in her past.
  • Juror E40 is married, has one son and moved to Seminole County from Iowa seven months ago. She served as a safety officer for more than 25 years.

Hines said the background of the jurors is more critical to the case than their race or gender.

"I think what's more important than their gender or their race will be their lifestyle, how they grew up," said Hines. "Those are more important factors and how they answered the questions in, more so than race or gender."

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