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Jun 12, 2013 5:03 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jury selection enters Day 3 in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys trying to narrow down a pool of potential jurors for George Zimmerman's high-profile murder trial are getting closer to being allowed to ask candidates more detailed questions about their lives.

During two days of questioning, attorneys have asked more than a dozen people about how much publicity on the case they have been exposed to. They may get to delve deeper Wednesday.

In the jury selection process established by Judge Debra Nelson, once 30 jurors have been questioned about pretrial exposure and have not been dismissed for cause or hardships, they'll be brought together as a group for broader questioning.

Thus far, Zimmerman's attorneys have been unable to find potential jurors who hadn't heard something about the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by the neighborhood watch volunteer.

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