Week 2 of jury picking resumes in Zimmerman case
by Kyle Hightower, Associated Press and Mike Schneider, Associated Press
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Defense attorney Mark O'Mara holds a juror questionnaire before the start of jury selection in the George Zimmerman case in Seminole circuit court on the first day of the trial, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 10, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank)
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara holds a juror questionnaire before the start of jury selection in the George Zimmerman case in Seminole circuit court on the first day of the trial, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 10, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank)
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The racial dimension of Trayvon Martin's shooting was a prominent focus of questioning as jury selection in George Zimmerman's trial entered its second week.

A defense attorney on Monday questioned a potential juror extensively about her racial views on the case and whether she was bothered by protests led by civil rights leaders after Zimmerman's fatal shooting of Martin.

Martin was a black teen from metro Miami. Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming self-defense.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are seeking a pool of 40 potential jurors who have been screened for any influence of pretrial publicity before moving to a second round of questioning.

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