George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in a court of law. However, the sole non-white juror in the case, juror B29 aka Maddy, has come forward to say that Zimmerman “got away with murder.”
Reports ABC News:
The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents.
“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
She said the jury was following Florida law and the evidence, she said, did not prove murder.
Robin Roberts interviewed Maddy for Good Morning America. Maddy is a mother of eight, a nursing assistant and had just moved to Seminole County, Fla. from Chicago only five months before she was selected as a juror.
Maddy felt that the juries hands were tied because of the law. “George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God,” she said. “And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with. [But] the law couldn’t prove it.”
Maddy believes she owes Trayvon Martin’s parents on apology. Since juror B37 came forward with her comments on the trial, four other jurors have come forward to dispute her claims. Maddy’s interview will be seen on ABC’s World News tonight (July 25) at 6:30 p.m. ET and on Nightline at 12:35 a.m. ET as well as Friday on Good Morning America at 7 a.m. ET
Watch a preview of the interview below. Full interview below.
Why didn’t she fight harder while deliberating? Why a press run, though?
Photo: ABC News
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