Every day in court we hear Circuit Judge Debra Nelson address the jury that sat and listened to 50+ witnesses, opening statements, and countless evidence exhibits.
But, who are the people that will determine whether George Zimmerman walks or goes to jail?
Although their identities are hidden for safety until after the trial, we do have a bit of information on the six women who were chosen to reach a verdict in the second-degree murder trial.
So, who are these women? How old are they? What do they do for a living?
Well, let’s find out:
Juror B37, The Pet Lover:
B37 is described as a middle-aged white woman who owns many pets. She worked for a chiropractor for 16 years and has two children – a 24-year-old dog groomer and a 27-year-old who attends the University of Central Florida. Both are girls. Her husband has a concealed weapons permit, and while she used to have one, she let it expire.
Interesting tidbit: After Trayvon Martin’s murder, she described the protests in Sanford as “riots.”
Juror B76, The Attorney’s Mother:
B76 has a 28-year-old son who is an attorney in Seminole County. The white, middle-aged woman also has a daughter who is 26-years-old. She didn’t know much about the Zimmerman case, but told attorneys that the defendant “had an altercation with a young man” and during the struggle, the gun went off. Though she doesn’t work currently, she used to work for her husband’s construction company. They’ve been married for 30 years.
Interesting tidbit: The state tried to strike her, but the request was denied.
Juror B29, The Reality TV Addict:
The Hispanic nurse serving on the jury didn’t even live in Sanford at the time of the shooting – she was residing in Chicago with her several children and husband. She also hates watching the news, telling the court during pretrial publicity questioning that she really loves her reality television shows (like Bad Girls Club).
Interesting tidbit: She was once arrested in Chicago.
Juror B51, The Retiree:
B51 was once a real estate agent in Atlanta, and she ran a call center with 1,200 employees in Brevard County, Florida. Described as an older white woman, B51 has a dog and a cat. She told the court that though she knows a bit about the case, she’s not “rigid in [her] thinking.”
Interesting tidbit: Her cat is 20-years-old.
Juror E6, The Lesson Teacher:
When E6 learned about the Zimmerman case, she used it as an example for her two adolescent children, warning them not to go out at night. She is married to an engineer who owns guns and has lived in Seminole County for eight years.
Interesting tidbit: E6 was also arrested in the past, but tells the court that she was treated “fairly.”
Juror E40, The Safety Officer
E40 may have a different kind of perspective on the Zimmerman case. She describes herself as a “safety officer” who is well versed in cell phone technology. Described as a white woman in her 60s, E40 loves football and is married to a chemical engineer. Her 28-year-old son is out of work.
Interesting tidbit: She was once a victim of a violent crime.
There are also four alternates in the trial. One of those alternates was dismissed earlier in the trial, though reasons were not publicized.
Here they are, as described by the Orlando Sentinel:
E-28: A middle-aged white woman who works as a nurse. She knew little about the case and has no opinion about Zimmerman’s guilt.
B-72: A young Hispanic male who does maintenance at a school and competes in arm wrestling tournaments. He said he avoids the news because he does not want to be “brainwashed.” (He was eventually dismissed).
E-13: A young white woman who goes to college and works two jobs. She heard the shooting was a “racial thing.”
E-54: A middle-aged white man with a teenage stepson who wears hoodies. He recalled seeing photos of Zimmerman’s head and face that show injuries.