Jury selection continues in Zimmerman trial

June 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

SANFORD, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Jury selection in George Zimmerman's Sanford, Fla., murder trial took a sixth day Monday, with attorneys finding it hard to find undecided potential jurors.

Several people called for questioning told the court they had seen photographs of injuries Zimmerman sustained during Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17.

A potential juror, a woman identified as H-13, said the pictures of the injuries raised more questions than answers, and added she believes Zimmerman followed Martin after the police ordered Zimmerman not to and it was unlikely she would change her mind.

The Orlando Sentinel reported lawyers have identified 28 potential jurors who passed "the publicity test," a reference to awareness of the case but not a prejudicial bias, as well as a lack of hardship that could keep them from serving on the jury.

Attorneys hope to get 40 jurors through the publicity phase before moving to a more tradition, group-jury selection process, which could start by Tuesday, the newspaper said.

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