Judge: Jurors Can’t See Crime Scene In Martin Case
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jurors who will consider whether George Zimmerman committed murder when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin will not be able to travel to the crime scene during his trial.
Circuit Judge Debra Nelson on Tuesday nixed the idea from Zimmerman’s attorneys and also ruled against a defense request that the pool of jury candidates be sequestered during jury selection.
The judge also said jurors will be referred to by their jury numbers and prohibited their faces from being photographed.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, says he is concerned potential jurors could be affected by publicity the case is receiving.
Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder. His trial starts next month.
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