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Zimmerman jurors passed time with manicures, movies and bowling

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Sequestered jurors locked away from the rest of the world during George Zimmerman's three-week murder trial in Florida fended off cabin fever with manicures, movies and mall shopping. Under the round-the-clock watch of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the sequestered jury of six women who listened to long days of testimony in the highly charged case blew off steam with an occasional side trip.

Initially split Florida jury heard Zimmerman call for help

By Daniel Trotta and Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman were originally split whether the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin amounted to murder, but most agreed it was Zimmerman, not Martin, calling for help in the background of an emergency call, a juror told CNN. The six-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman, ending a trial that became a national story about race in America. The unnamed juror, number B-37, said no one on the jury believed that race played a role in the shooting.

First day of jury deliberations in Zimmerman trial ends with no verdict

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Jurors in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the case over the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. The six-woman jury will resume deliberations on Saturday at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), Seminole County Court Judge Debra Nelson told lawyers for the defense and prosecution as the court adjourned for the day after nearly 3-1/2 hours of deliberations. (Reporting by Kevin Gray and Tom Brown)

Jodi Arias jury due to resume death penalty deliberations in Arizona

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - A jury weighing the fate of murderer Jodi Arias is set to resume deliberations on Wednesday on whether she should be sentenced to death or spend her life in prison for the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend. Arias, 32, was found guilty earlier this month in the murder of Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his Phoenix-area home in June 2008. He had been stabbed 27 times, had his throat slashed and been shot in the face.

UPDATE 3-NYC 'cannibal cop' convicted of plot to kidnap women

(Adds defense, prosecution quotes, wife's testimony) By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - A New York City police officer was convicted of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women following a trial that shed light on an underworld of people who derive pleasure from fantasizing about cannibalism online.
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