Juror Says Zimmerman "got away with murder"

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[National News]

George Zimmerman "got away with murder" according to juror B29 the Latina who was part of the six woman jury that acquitted George Zimmerman on his second degree murder trial on July 13.

The juror made the remarkable but not surprising revelation in an interview with ABC News. The juror says she felt the law tied her hands and that Zimmerman could not have been convicted for second degree murder.

"I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end," she said.

"The truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it," the juror who was only identified as Maddy added. “I feel the verdict was already told." The juror says she feels she owes an apology to the parents of Trayvon Martin and that she feels “like I let them down.”

She it could not be proven that he killed Trayvon Martin "intentionally."

She says she now struggles to sleep and eat "because I feel I was forcefully included in Trayvon Martin's death."

"You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," the juror told ABC News. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence."

The juror's full name is not provided. She was interviewed by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.

The juror said the "the law couldn't prove it” when it came to Zimmerman's guilt.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God. And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with," Maddy said.

Zimmerman, who is of White and Latino ancestry, shot 17-year old Trayvon Martin to death on February 26, 2012 after stalking him, in Sanford, Florida, even though police had told him not to follow the teen after his 911 call.

The juror, who is 36, said on the second day she concluded there wasn't solid proof to convict  Zimmerman of second-degree murder; she had pushed for conviction on the first day of deliberation.

 

 

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