Zimmerman Jury to Be Sequestered for Weeks

Lawyers warn candidates they'll be isolated from family, friends
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2013 2:02 PM CDT
George Zimmerman, right, talks with jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn in Seminole circuit court during Zimmerman's trial, in Sanford, Fla., June 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – As you know, dear Newserites, it can be hard to avoid the media furor over the George Zimmerman trial. You're failing to avoid it right now! Which is fine, because you're not on the jury. And lucky thing, too, because Judge Debra Nelson told jury candidates today that they were in for a sentence of their own: Those picked will be sequestered for the trial's full two- to four-week duration. The news probably didn't come as too much of a shock; attorneys have been asking candidates for days how much hardship they'd suffer if kept away from their families for that long, the AP reports.

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