Attorneys have begun the process of picking the jurors who will decide George Zimmerman's fate.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. He says he shot the teenager in self-defense. If found guilty, Zimmerman could be sentenced to life in prison.
On Monday, 200 residents of Seminole County, Florida, were called to court to answer questions about the written responses they provided on the jury questionnaire.
On Tuesday, 100 more potential jurors will be called to court, followed by 100 more Wednesday and 100 more Thursday.
From the 500-member jury pool, six people and at least two alternates will be chosen to serve on the jury.
Judge Debra Nelson has not decided whether the jury will be sequestered, but their identities will be protected and each juror will be referred to only by number.
After attorneys from both sides have had an opportunity to question the potential jurors, they will have the chance to keep or strike -- that is, excuse from duty -- the candidates. Each side has 10 peremptory strikes and an unlimited number of strikes "for cause."
The peremptory challenges allow attorneys to excuse a potential juror without stating a reason. The number of peremptory challenges allowed in a trial varies from state to state and by the severity of the crime charged.
"For cause" challenges require attorneys to state sufficient reason for a prospective juror to be excused. Examples of typical reasons for these types of challenges are potential bias against one side in the case and knowledge of the case that an attorney thinks might color judgment.
If the court has difficulty finding an impartial jury in Seminole County, there is a chance that one of the parties could move for a change of venire -- the trial would still be held in Seminole County but the jury pool would come from elsewhere -- or a change of venue -- the trial would be moved to another county.
In the Casey Anthony case, the jury was chosen from Florida's Pinellas County, about 115 miles from Orange County, where the trial took place.