Jury selection to enter second phase in George Zimmerman murder trial

40 potential jurors selected to enter next round of questioning

SANFORD, Fla. - Attorneys in the George Zimmerman murder trial have reached the 40 potential jurors needed for the next phase of jury selection.

After seven days of juror questioning, the 40-person jury pool for general voir dire questioning was reached. Eight more prospective jurors were found on Tuesday.

Regular jury selection will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Judge Debra Nelson asked Zimmerman if he agrees with his attorneys' potential juror selections, to which he said, "Yes, your honor."

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The shooting took place in February 2012 in a gated community in Sanford.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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