Thank you to AJ for updating the potential jurors. The remaining group is overstated by 1 juror. We aren’t sure who it was eliminated last Friday, but the jurors from last Friday were ordered to return today at 9am so we’ll be on the lookout for who didn’t come back.
Yesterday they started with potential juror (pj) H-7 and ended with pj H-35. So in total they interviewed 8 jurors and half made it through to the next stage and half went home. Today they will begin with pj H-69.
The longest interview was H-27. He was a white man in his late 50s with a grey beard down to his chest. He shared that he donated $20 to the GZ defense fund. While I found him on the mark with his observations, I was puzzled why BDLR spent close to an hour interviewing him. If I was the Martin family, I wouldn’t want a juror who donated to the defense fund. As a supporter of GZ, I don’t want a juror who donated to the family’s foundation or participated in the rallies for an arrest. Why BDLR took so long may have something to do with getting the juror dismissed for cause or using a strike. I’m not sure but it seemed like a waste of time to me. Perhaps as a fund-raiser for George we could sell Carole’s custom designed T-shirts? What do you think?
Sitting in court with Shellie yesterday was the 3rd man in this picture from George’s 2005 myspace page. He’s a large man. Tony Pipitone who sat behind Shellie was having a hard time seeing around this man to tweet out about the pjs. One reporter tweeted this man was wearing a family badge around his neck. Robert Zimmerman Jr. was not in court nor was Tracy Martin. Ms. Fulton and Mr. Crump were there but left before the Frye hearing got started. Natalie Jackson came into the courtroom mid-afternoon and didn’t stay long. One protester was outside. The Frye hearing lasted almost 4.5 hours. The defense put on an impressive response to the state’s experts. Mr. Mantei appeared to be feeling the pressure and came across childish at times with his objections. He got loud a few times and fidgeted in his chair. He advised the court, he’ll be bringing Mr. Owen back to rebutt and will need about an hour. That got scheduled for Wednesday at 4pm. The judge should be ashamed in how she has handled George’s due process in the case. The lawyers are all exhausted and the first witness hasn’t been called. Mr. West mentioned a few times, he was tired and was losing his train of thought in interviewing Mr. Wayman in London. It’s a pathetic sight to see what the Judge has done in denying the motions to continue.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in the fund-raising effort. Last we heard (4pm June 9th) the fund was in excess of $85K. I’ve been advised that no update will be given until after a jury is selected. I assume all energies are being focussed on jury selection right now. The goal is to get $120K. Please continue to spread the news that help is needed. Even a $5 donation will help. This is one worry we can take off George Zimmerman’s shoulders. Thanks again.
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