Jury selection begins tomorrow in Trayvon Martin case

It's been more than a year since Trayvon Martin's death and the case is finally going to trial. Selection for the six-person jury begins on Monday with court watchers saying the trial should last from 4-8 weeks. Reuters: "They're going to have a tough time picking a jury. At this point who doesn't know who Trayvon Martin is and who George Zimmerman is," said David Weinstein, a former state prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. Zimmerman, a 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged of second-degree murder. More than 200 journalists have signed up to cover the trial and a tight blanket of security will be enforced by federal, state and local police in and around the courthouse in this town near Orlando in central Florida. Even spectators in barricaded "public assembly zones" on the courthouse lawn will be subject to search. Four seats inside the courtroom will be rotated among local pastors who will monitor the...(Read Full Post)