Laredoans React To All Female Jury In Zimmerman Case
Jun 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM CST
Jun 21, 2013
The George Zimmerman case has been in the spotlight for a while now and it hasn't even begun. There's another reason grabbing people's attention now, the jury. "It's highly unusual to have a jury that's all female." The jury consists of only women. Local attorney Robert Balli shares his thoughts on this saying jury's typically consist of both men and women. "Usually, you have a mixed gender. You'll have 8-4 or 6-6, some number like that but this is highly unusual." Balli says the law does not allow lawyers to remove jurors because of gender, adding that the judge would have stopped something if he felt it was against the law. "It could have been a strategy, but if it was employed it would have been an improper strategy." We talked to people around town to get their thoughts on this. One man tells us it should have been mixed. "No difference, the same. Half and half." "They're going to try to touch their hearts...the women, but they'll probably do a good job. They'll be fair." She goes on to say she's never heard of this before. "I did wonder why all women? Don't they trust men?" Another woman tells us she was shocked to hear the news. "What I'm thinking. my son and I were talking about he's going to end up hating women." But non the less, she says she will be glued to the high profile trial. "We are going to be watching that, but I just think it's not fair. I think it should have males in there too."