Hmm, if juror B29 initially voted to convict George Zimmerman guilty of second degree murder, how did she suddenly come to a not guilty verdict?
In an exclusive ABC News interview on ‘Good Morning America (VIDEO),’ juror B29, Maddy, spoke out regarding being on the jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Juror B29 said that George Zimmerman “got away with murder,” but then said, “but you can’t get away from God. As reported at the Orlando Sentinel, juror B29 was the lone minority juror and said that she initially voted to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder because “the evidence shows he’s guilty.” However, after 16 hours of deliberation, she joined the five other women on the jury and acquitted Zimmerman in the murder and manslaughter of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
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.
The court had sealed the jurors’ identities during the trial and still hasn’t lifted the order, but Juror B29 edged out of the shadows in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts. She allowed her face to be shown, but — concerned for her safety — used only a first name of Maddy.
Her comments are rather telling. According to juror B29, they looked for every thing and anything to find George Zimmerman guilty of something. After 26 hours of deliberation, the jury could come up with nothing. The evidence was not there to support murder or manslaughter. I would ask the following question, isn’t that how the law is intended to work? Juror B29 told ABC that she and others on the panel felt Zimmerman was guilty, but that wasn’t enough evidence. HUH? So emotionally she felt that Zimmerman was guilty, but factually he was not. Doesn’t this speak volumes to the case that the prosecutors put on during the George Zimmerman murder trial? They had no facts, they had no evidence and the judge did not allow the past of Trayvon Martin into evidence or the texts from his cell phone discussing fighting.
A note to juror B29, did it ever dawn on you that some one did not commit murder if the prosecution could provide no evidence that there was a murder?