The jury was not in the courtroom during the hearing that lasted approximately 20 minutes. Judge Nelson has proved that she is no-nonsense and will not be run in circles by any strategies anyone could come up with to throw a monkey wrench in the proceedings.
|Tracy Martin watches as Judge Nelson rules who can remain in the courtroom throughout the trial on June 24, 2013|
She has stated the George Zimmerman trial would last between 2 and 4 weeks, and with her "let's get to work" attitude, I think this trial will meet her deadline.
Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump was asked to leave the courtroom as he is a witness in the case. Trayvon Martin's parents, though witnesses on the list, were able to remain.
You may watch the witness sequestration hearing held immediately before prosecutor John Guy delivered opening arguments in the George Zimmerman trial in the video player below.