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(AURN/AP) -- A jury has been selected in the second-degree murder trial for George Zimmerman. The 6 member jury consist of all women; four White, 1 African-American, 1 race unknown. Four alternates jurors have been selected; all White.
Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year old Trayvon Martin last year in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense. On Thursday, prosecutors and defense attorney's began striking potential candidates they didn't want on the jury.
Martin's shooting death and the initial decision not to charge Zimmerman led to public outrage and demonstrations around the nation, with some accusing Sanford police of failing to thoroughly investigate the shooting.
Trayvon Martin and father Tracy Martin
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