The final six members of the jury are B-29, B-76, B-37, B-51, E-6, and E-40. The alternate jury of four is no more racially diverse, with two men (one white one mixed race) and two white women. The alternate’s juror numbers are: E-54, B-72, E-13, and E-28.
The racial makeup of the jury is as follows:
- Jury: 5 white women and 1 Hispanic (B-29 who may also be Black)
- Alternates: 2 white women (E-13 and E-28), 1 white man (E-54), and 1 self-described mixed-race man (B-72 – not Black)
Juror Descriptions & Videos
B-29: A Hispanic nurse on an Alzheimer’s ward who has seven children and lived in Chicago at time of shooting.
Additional details: She is from Chicago and was not in Sanford at the time the case started. She says she doesn’t keep up with the news and she didn’t know who “he” [Zimmerman or Trayvon] was until recently. She said she probably heard about the case on the news, but never paid attention to it. She say that she likes to watch reality shows like “Real Housewives…”.
She slipped up and said she heard a newscast after previously saying that she hadn’t seen news about the case. says she is a Facebook fanatic, but hasn’t heard about this case… we’re calling BS on that. This case was all over Facebook.
B-76: A white middle-aged woman who said Zimmerman had an “altercation with the young man. There was a struggle and the gun went off.” [6:05:58 PM] Heit The Great: Family member asked (Daughter) why was he out buying candy at night. Saw hearing regarding Zimmerman lying about money. Says she saw Trayvon’s family on TV but pointed out the wrong person.
The prosecution wanted to cut her from the jury because of questioning why a child was out buying candy at night and she said she knew Trayvon’s family, but pointed out the wrong person in court. The defense challenged her being cut on the basis they said the prosecution had cut four white females in a row. Judge Nelson sided with the defense and she was allowed on the jury.
B-37: A middle-aged white woman who works for a chiropractor and has many pets. She described protests in Sanford as “rioting.”
B-51: A retired white woman from Oviedo who has a dog and 20-year-old cat. She knew a good deal about the case, but said “I’m not rigid in my thinking.”
E-6: A young white woman and mother who used to work in financial services. She used this case as an example to her adolescent children, warning them to not go out at night.
E-40: A white woman in her 60s who lived in Iowa at the time of the shooting. She heard national news reports and recalls the shooting was in a gated community and a teenager was killed.
Alternate Juror Descriptions & Videos
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.
B-72: A young man 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.”
E-13: A young white woman who goes to college and works two jobs. She heard the shooting was a “racial thing.”
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.