Footnote on the Zimmerman Verdict: One of the jurors was apparently black
The only woman of color sworn in as a juror in the George Zimmerman trial Thursday is being identified as juror B-29. Her ethnicity is unclear.You can determine whether someone is white or black by looking at them, but determining whether they are Hispanic is not anywhere near as obvious.
“We understand she is Hispanic,” Attorney Benjamin Crump said Thursday. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said she was black, but her ethnicity was not on the record. In court, Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda identified her as "black" but was unsure if she was Hispanic.
She is also one of the two jurors who did not live in Seminole County when Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin Feb. 26, 2012. She moved from Chicago four months ago, so she said she was not familiar with the case. . .
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