Saturday, 15 June 2013

Zimmerman Juror Escorted Out

Zimmerman Juror Escorted Out - Dismissed juror in Zimmerman trial returns to court, gets escorted out, Channel 9 has learned a potential juror in the George Zimmerman trial who had been dismissed Wednesday returned to the Seminole County courthouse on Friday and had to be escorted out.

The man, referred to only by his juror number, E7, was at the courthouse demanding to know how the defense learned of a website post that got him dismissed earlier this week.

The posting read, in part: "In Sanford and I can tell you this. Justice is coming."

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He has pleaded not guilty.

The prospective juror was in the hot seat Wednesday for nearly an hour being grilled by attorneys for both sides.

"So certainly you've never been on one of those websites, or posted a comment or participated in a discussion?" Zimmerman defense attorney Don West said.

"Ah, no," said E7.

Minutes later, Judge Debra Nelson was presented with information that E7 was mistaken.

"Did you post something on March 21, 2012, under the Coffee Party Progressives?" asked Nelson.

"Yes," he said. "Fifteen months ago, when (Zimmerman) gets arrested. Oh sure, I'm posting opinions."

The social media comment got the Lake Mary man dismissed from the jury pool.

Read more At: wftv

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