The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial has decided that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial.
“The parties have, both sides have, stipulated that this trial will last between two and four weeks,” Judge Debra Nelson said. “Based upon that approximate stipulation, I will be sequestering the jury.” This is according to ABC News
The judge had originally ruled that the six-member jury and four alternates would be anonymous, but declined to have them sequestered.
Jurors are rarely sequestered, isolated by the court away from their families and their homes, for a second degree murder trial. But suspicious testimony by potential jurors this week has triggered fear of a tainted jury pool.
On Wednesday, a potential juror assigned the number E7 told the court he had little knowledge about the case. However on an earlier Facebook posting months ago the juror appeared to have written “I CAN tell you THIS. Justice…IS coming.”