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(June 10) Today's Top Headlines - Jury selection begins in George Zimmerman case

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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 8:58 am

Lawyers on both sides of the George Zimmerman trial today will begin what is expected to be a weekslong process of selecting a 12-member jury in the incendiary case in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman's attorneys declined to ask for a change of venue in the case, suggesting they are confident they can find impartial jurors in the area despite the wall-to-wall media coverage that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's killing attracted last year.

Zimmerman, out on $1 million bond and in hiding for much of the past year, is charged with second-degree murder for killing the unarmed teen in a confrontation in his gated community, where Zimmerman acted as a volunteer watchman.

Prosecutors argue that Zimmerman racially profiled, followed and then shot Martin. Zimmerman's lawyers counter that their client was attacked by Martin and that he acted in self-defense. -News.yahoo.com

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