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Juror: Zimmerman got away with murder

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ORLANDO — A juror in the George Zimmerman trial says she feels the man who killed Trayvon Martin “got away with murder.”

“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,” Juror B29 told ABC, according to an article posted on the network’s website Thursday. “(But) the law couldn’t prove it.”

The juror, who used only her first name of Maddy out of concerns for her safety, told ABC that she and others on the panel felt Zimmerman was guilty, but that wasn’t enough.

George Zimmerman

eorge Zimmerman waits for his defense counsel to arrive in Seminole circuit court for his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 24, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Pool)

“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” she said. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”

Thursday night, Martin’s mother said she was devastated after hearing the juror’s comments.

“It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder,” Sybrina Fulton said in a written statement. “This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens to another child.”

Maddy is the second juror to speak about the high-profile case since the six-person, all-female jury acquitted Zimmerman earlier this month.

She and other jurors also have identified themselves by their numbers from the jury pool.

For more on this CNN story, click here.

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2 comments

  • Skip

    I tend to agree with this juror. Without eye witnesses to the fight, only one side of the story was heard in court. A similar case is coming-up in Vancouver, WA.

  • jabailo

    I wonder if the jury could have used nullification to render a verdict of guilty. This is where the jury, as the ultimate appointed representative of justice, takes all factors into consideration. It is often used to release someone who they feel in their hearts is innocent. In this case, could they have used nullification to render the correct verdict of guilty?