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Reporter's Notebook: At the Zimmerman trial

Who are the jurors who will decide the fate of George Zimmerman?

They are all women and identified by number rather than name. Five of the six are mothers and five are white.

Here are brief profiles:

B29: She’s in her 30s and married 10 years, with teenage children and a younger child – eight children in all. A self-described churchgoer, she’s from Chicago and works in a dementia/Alzheimer’s facility as a nurse. She is Hispanic. 

She was arrested before in Chicago and was treated fairly, she said. No details of the arrest were released.

This juror moved to Florida three months ago and said she watches Bravo and reality shows but not the news.

She has glanced at Trayvon Martin’s family on several occasions during the trial and looked sad and somber when images of the teen’s body were first shown.

A black/Hispanic, she is the only minority member of the panel. 

She usually wears a white shawl or knitted wrap because of the cold temperatures in the courtroom.

 

B76: She’s in her late 50s or 60s and said she has an "open mind" about the case.

She has been married 30 years and has lived in Seminole County since 1995.

She manages rental properties and said she does not have cable so she watches only local television news.

She has a 28-year-old son, who is a lawyer, and a 26-year-old daughter, a nurse.

This juror also said she rescues animals, describing it as her “passion in life.”

She frequently drinks from a water bottle and is attentive but does not take as many notes as other jurors.

 

B37: A woman in her 50s who has lived in Seminole County for eight years. She has been married for almost 20 years and her husband is a "space attorney," who worked with the Shuttle company United Space Alliance. She has two daughters, one a dog groomer, the other a student at the University of Central Florida.

She used to have a concealed weapon permit but let it expire. Her husband has one and owns a gun.

She said she watches NBC local television and “Today.” She volunteers for animal rescue groups.

 

B51: In her late 60s, retired and unmarried with no children. She has lived in Seminole County for nine years.

She has had several careers, including director of a call center in Brevard County for 10 years. Most recently, she was in real estate.

She said she does not watch much television and spends most of her time driving back and forth to Jacksonville to visit elderly parents.

She favors business suits.

 

E6: In her 30s, she also wears business suits. The married mother of an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old, she formerly worked in financial services. Her husband is an engineer.

She said she told her children "don’t walk around at night" after Martin was killed.

She describes herself as a news watcher and churchgoer who stays at home to take care of her children and dogs. She also enjoys gardening.

She was arrested previously and said she was treated fairly. Again, no details were available.

By far, she has been the most fervent and frequent note taker on the jury. She rarely looks up from her notes unless an image or physical demonstration is being presented.

E6 led the charge when Prosecutor John Guy and Zimmerman lawyer Mark O'Mara used a mannequin to demonstrate what might have happened. She stood to get a better view, then the entire back row stood up following her lead.

 

E40: In her late 50s or early 60s, she is a safety officer and married to a chemical engineer. She has a 28-year-old son who is unemployed.

She moved to Seminole County from Iowa seven months ago.

She said she learned about case from NBC national news. She gets a Sunday newspaper, enjoys football and likes to travel and read.

She said she "didn't have time" to follow the Zimmerman case and was "too busy" at work.

She takes a lot of notes and always looks attentively at witnesses, lawyers and the judge.

Serafin Gomez is the Miami Bureau producer for FOX News Channel, and a contributor to FOX News Latino. He covers politics, Florida, and Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo.

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