Transcript for Jury Selection Under Way in the George Zimmerman Trial
washington. Now we turn to that high profile murder trial. George zimmerman accused of murdering trayvon martin. Today it began with lawyers probing the secret feelings of prospective jurors about race, bias and crime. Matt gutman who broke a lot of news on this case from the start was back in the courtroom today. Reporter: Today 16 months after a single gunshot in the tiny community triggered a national debate about race, jurors in the murder trial were asked the fundamental question. Is there any question in your mind you can be fair? No question. Zimmerman, a white hispanic watchman shot 17-year-old trayvon martin in 2012. For weeks it gripped the nation, even grabbing the attention of the president. If I had a son he would look like trayvon. This morning the first 100 marched through the doors filling out a questionnaire specifically designed for this case. Lawyers in court trying to weed out jurors who already made up their minds, talking with friends or family. What signs do they take? The child, of course he was a child. Lawyers grappling with the juror pool. What lets you know someone is biassed? What organizations do you belong to and are those organizations organizations that in the past have excluded minorities. Last year's tension remains high as for both families tangled up in the shooting. People talk about your kids and family members by name? Yes. And the zimmermans. We have death threats directed at us for being george's family. Reporter: In court jury selection being tedium, levity and ultimately in a few weeks, six jurors who will decide zimmerman's fate. Matt gutman, florida. Up next an update on the
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