Juror B37: There was ‘No doubt’ that George Zimmerman Feared For His Life … Believes Trayvon Martin Threw the First Punch (VIDEO)
In a CNN interview, we get a glimpse into what the perspective and thought process was inside the deliberations of the jury that came back with a not guilty verdict on all charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Juror B37 said, they had “no doubt” that George Zimmerman feared for his life. The juror went on to say that 5 out of 6 jurors belied it was George Zimmerman who was screaming. The female juror stated that she believes Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” but things just went terribly wrong. She said both had a hand in what happened that night. She also stated, both could have walked away. However, in the end the jury believed that Zimmerman feared for his life and had a right to defend himself.
One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman said she had “no doubt” he feared for his life in the final moments of his struggle with Trayvon Martin, and that was the definitive factor in the verdict.
The woman, who was identified just as Juror B37, spoke exclusively to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ on Monday night. She is the first juror to speak publicly about the case.
She said she believes Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” the night he shot Martin, but that he didn’t use “good judgment” in confronting the Florida teen.
“I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods, and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done,” she said.
“But I think his heart was in the right place. It just went terribly wrong.”
The juror went on to say the following:
“I think George got in a little bit too deep, which he shouldn’t have been there. But Trayvon decided that he wasn’t going to let him scare him … and I think Trayvon got mad and attacked him,” she said.
“He had a right to defend himself,” she said. “If he felt threatened that his life was going to be taken away from him, or he was going to have bodily harm, he had a right.”
The Full Interview can be seen below