A JUROR SPEAKS OUT
Denies Race Played a Role
By Harold Hutchison
One of the jurors in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case has spoken out, denying that race played a role in the verdict. The juror, known only as B37, added some details about the deliberations that took roughly 12 hours before the verdict came out.
According to media reports, Juror B37 added that five of the jurors six believed that Zimmerman was crying for help. "I think Trayvon got mad and attacked him," she told Anderson Cooper on CNN, and that as a result, Zimmerman “had a right to defend himself.”
The jury’s initial vote was three to acquit, two to convict on manslaughter, one to convict on murder, but after reviewing the evidence, the jurors all went for acquittal. Zimmerman is under investigation by the Justice Department for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.