ATLANTA -- Judge Glenda Hatchett visited 11Alive Monday morning to give her take on the George Zimmerman trial, which begins at 9 a.m.
Zimmerman is the former community watch volunteer charged with shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death in February 2012. He pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
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Over the weekend, a judge ruled that a 911 call recorded the night of the shooting can be played during the trial.
Hatchett called the decision "an absolute huge win for the defense." She said the prosecution's expert described the voice on the tape as "younger" and said it was most likely Martin screaming for help.
"The defense kept arguing that this should not come in because they say that the science behind this technique is not reliable," Hatchett added. "And the judge sided with them and issued a ruling."
Hatchett also spoke about the trial's all-female jury, describing it as "unusual."
"I think we have to be careful not to stereotype them," she said of the six jurors. "Five of them are mothers, which could be good for the prosecution, but then there are gun owners in their families, so I think it's going to have to do a lot with their life experiences."
Race has been a major issue in the Zimmerman case. At least five of the jurors are white.
"Five white women on this jury -- it's raising some interesting questions," Hatchett said.
Glenda Hatchett received her law degree from Emory University and is a former senior attorney for Delta Air Lines. She presided over the Fulton County Juvenile Court before starring in her syndicated show, "Judge Hatchett," which ran for nine seasons.