Zimmerman 'Got Away With Murder' According to Other Juror (VIDEO)

zimmerman jurorsWe've heard plenty about the Zimmerman trial from Juror B37, the juror who defended Zimmerman to Anderson Cooper. Four other jurors wasted no time in distancing themselves from those statements, and now one of them is going public. Juror B29, who is calling herself Maddy, told Robin Roberts she believes Zimmerman got away with murder. I think it's worth noting that she's also the only non-white member of the jury.

Maddy says she feels she owes Trayvon Martin's family an apology. But she also feels she and the other jurors had no other choice. "You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty. But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence." She says she was the last holdout. "I fought to the end," she says. But she did not want the trial to end in a hung jury.

Maddy's conscience is haunting her, especially as a mother. "I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?'" But here's what the verdict came down to for Maddy. She says, "If a person kills someone, then you get charged for it. But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't say he's guilty." Maddy didn't think the evidence proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman intended to kill Martin.

I think I've mentioned this in another post -- having served on a jury myself, I know what it's like to feel like someone definitely did something wrong and yet know that you can't convict based on the evidence and the laws that are written. I feel for Maddy. It weighs on you to walk out of that courtroom knowing that in some way, you've let someone get away with something. Worse, that person you failed to convict now feels vindicated, and they are free to commit a similar act again, maybe even something worse.

Maddy has one consolation. "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." I guess there's that, if you believe in God and his judgment. Otherwise, there's also the judgment of the public. We're split on the Zimmerman case. He has his supporters. But I still wouldn't want to be him right now. He's not really free, no matter what the jury decided.

Have you ever served jury duty in criminal court?


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bills... billsfan1104

God does not punish for one. He is a forgiving God. He even forgave Trayvon for attacking Zimmerman.

nonmember avatar aimee

ive never had to serve juryduty but then again im only 20

nonmember avatar krelia

Juror did a good job acting within the law rather than with emotion.

Elaine Cox

hey dont be mad at me..i fought to the bitter end!!!!..this is too laughable for words...8 kids at 36 votes not guilty and wants to milk the fifteen minutes but of course the stir folks lick it..sad but expected..So, she is basically upset that she had to act on the evidence and follow the law, rather than convict him the way she wanted to. Don't you hate it when cases are judged according to the law, and not according to mob mentality?..the folks at stir seem too

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

Duh. Of course he did. You let him.

brand... brandspanknnew

Yes, but if anyone saw that he was also charged with MANSLAUGHTER;

Which is unintentionally killing someone.

;He should have been convicted of that. He killed a BOY. Not a man or an adult. Regardless of the situation. By definition and law, he committed manslaughter.

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

God didn't need to forgive Trayvon for defending himself.

wamom223 wamom223

I started to serve jury the same day the Zimmerman trial started and its why I am so disgusted with the Prosecution.  They did not do their job and then when they didn't get a verdict they threw these woman under the bus.  Prosecutor's in Florida have a huge problem with over charging and that is what the country should be up in arms about.  They did a dis-service to these people serving jury duty and its really not fair.  I was in shock when the Prosecution rested their case just like I was during the Anthony trial.  Its almost as if the Prosecution has no idea what reasonable doubt is and that it is up to them to prove guilt and not up to the defendant to prove innocence.

bills... billsfan1104

Trayvon did not to defend himself, he was the aggressor and he lost. Trayvon was FAR from a boy. He was a young adult.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

This juror got a dose of reality... the LAW. Not emotion... she didn't get to trial by emotion as does the rest of America, she had to follow the letter of the law.

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