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New Zimmerman Motions: Defense Wants Anonymous Jury; State Wants to Question Shellie

George Zimmerman

[Orlando Sentinel]

The day before the deadline for pre-trial motions in the George Zimmerman case, there was a flurry of filings Thursday.

George Zimmerman’s attorneys filed paperwork asking his judge to allow trial jurors to visit the scene of Trayvon Martin‘s shooting, and also to sequester his jury and keep their identities of a secret.

Meanwhile, prosecutors filed a motion asking Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to order Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, to answer questions in a pre-trial deposition.

The defense argues visiting the shooting scene would allow jurors to better understand the vantage point of individual eye- and ear-witnesses.

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