|Published:||Jun 10, 2013 11:36 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 10, 2013 11:36 PM EDT|
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - One hundred potential jurors have filled out questionnaires as the trial of George Zimmerman gets underway.
The former neighborhood watch member is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
By the end of today's session, attorneys had interviewed four potential jurors, asking them what they had heard about the case on television, in newspapers and on the Internet. They need to select six jurors and four alternates.
Martin's father told reporters today that he's looking for a "fair and impartial trial." He added, "We ask that the community continue to stay peaceful as we place our faith in the justice system."
Zimmerman's brother, meanwhile, said his family is confident that prosecutors won't meet the burden of proving the neighborhood watch volunteer was guilty of murder. He called the charge "improper" and said charges were filed for political reasons.
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