Judge Orders Jury Sequestered in George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Judge Orders Jury Sequestered in George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Today, a judge decided that the jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial will be sequestered. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson's decision came during the fourth day of jury selection interviews, as potential candidates were questioned about their media exposure to the incident that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead in Sanford, Fla. last February. 

According to defense attorney Don West, the jurors will be "kept together with court security and not allowed to go outside except in special circumstances." While jurors will have family visitation privileges, they will be restricted from engaging in typical "day-to-day activity." 

Nelson also said she expects the trial to last two to four weeks, rather than the four to six originally expected. 

[via CBS News]

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