George Zimmerman's Fate Now In Jury's Hands
Closing arguments concluded in the George Zimmerman trial, leaving the jury with an outcome the whole nation is watching. INSIDE EDITION reports.
It's now up to the jury.
Jury consultant Richard Gabriel says the all-women jurors are under enormous pressure.
Gabriel told INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd, "The jurors, even though they are supposed to put it out of their minds, have to be aware that this case is going to be remembered for years and their verdict is going to be remembered for years. So, that adds an extra pressure to their already difficult job."
Five of the six-women on the panel deciding George Zimmerman's fate are moms. Three jurors own guns or have family members who do.
Boyd asked Gabriel, "Three out of the six jurors are gun owners or have family who own guns. Will that influence their decision?"
"Well, I think that absolutely influences them because gun ownership comes with it a whole set of expectations. But again, it's a double-edged sword because gun owners can sometimes take a look at the gun owner, who in this case is George Zimmerman, and hold them up to a much higher standard in terms of how they behaved with a weapon," said Gabriel.
Here's what we know about the jurors:
Juror B29 is a latina originally from Chicago. She has eight children and works at a nursing home.
Juror B76 has a son who is a lawyer. She manages rental properties and volunteers rescuing animals.
Juror B37 is the daughter of an Air Force captain. Her husband is also a lawyer who works in the space program.
Juror B51 is a retired real estate agent and a former executive who supervised 1,200 employees.
Juror E6 is unemployed and a regular churchgoer. She was once arrested in a domestic violence incident and says, "I deserved it."
Juror E40 moved to Florida from Iowa only seven months ago. She used to be a corporate safety officer.
"What stands out in terms of the profile of this jury?" asked Boyd.
"It's an all-women jury, but there's actually quite a lot of diversity. There's all kinds of interesting personal experiences that they bring to the table when they look at the evidence to determine who was the aggresor in this case, Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman," said Gabriel.
Jury consultant Susan Constantine has been in court every day.
Constantine told INSIDE EDITION, "I was there all the way through jury selection. I listened to all those 40 jurors to where they peeled it down to these six. I think that they're neutral people. I think they're unbiased and race is not an issue for them."
Experts are divided over which way the verdict will go.
The division on TV was echoed across America. One person on the street told INSIDE EDITION, "I think he's guilty of second degree murder."
Another man said, "Not guilty on all the charges."
Yet, another man told INSIDE EDITION, "I think he's guilty of second degree murder."
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