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George Zimmerman Gets All Female Jury

Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) -- An all female jury has been selected for the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man accused of killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

In a case that has had racial overtones since Martin's death in February 2012, the ethnic makeup of the panel comes as a surprise. Five members of the panel are white and one is Hispanic.

Martin was black, and Zimmerman is white and Hispanic.

The six jurors were chosen from hundreds of potential jurors and will be sequestered for the length of the trial.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Monday morning.

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