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Zimmerman attorneys short of moving to next round

Zimmerman
Posted at 7:07 AM, Jun 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-13 03:12:33-04

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — After three days of trying to seat a jury in Florida, prosecutors and attorneys for George Zimmerman have interviewed two dozen potential jurors but are still a half-dozen short of being able to enter the next round of questioning.

Attorneys enter the fourth day of questioning jury candidates Thursday about what media stories they had been exposed to about the neighborhood watch volunteer's fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during an altercation in a Sanford gated community last year.

They need 30 potential jurors to get past the initial round of interviews so they can ask them more in-depth questions about their views and life experiences. Four potential jurors were dismissed Wednesday, raising the total of jury candidates who've been disqualified to 75.

Attorneys need to find six jurors and four alternates.