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Zimmerman juror: He got away with murder

Published: Fri, July 26, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press


The second juror to speak publicly told ABC News in an interview made available Thursday that she feels George Zimmerman got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, but that there wasn’t enough evidence at trial to convict him under Florida law.

Juror B29 told Robin Roberts that she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when deliberations began by the six-member, all-woman jury.

“I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury,” she said. “I fought to the end.”

But by the second day of deliberating, she realized there wasn’t enough proof to convict the 29-year-old neighborhood-watch volunteer of a crime.

“George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God,” she said.


1NoBS(2761 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

This juror is admitting she had an agenda going in. She should be thrown in jail. How despicable - she admits there wasn't any proof of Zimmerman's guilt, but she thought he was guilty anyway.

Now I suppose we'll be hearing about this for the next few weeks.

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2Boardman120(82 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

NoBS, you are correct. Sounds like somebody wants to cash in on the media gravy train.

Just let it go, already.

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3kurtw(1759 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

If we threw everybody with an "agenda"- whether sitting in their living room or in a jury room- into jail, who would be left to walk the streets? And how could we possibly afford to feed and house that many prisoners?

Everybody has an agenda- and just because you're in a jury room doesn't necessarily mean that you left your agenda parked outside. The lady's guts told her that Z should be charged with something, but that the evidence to support the Prosecutions Case wasn't there. She did the right thing, she held out as long as possible, but, then decided that it was hopeless- the Prosecution bungled their case by "over-charging" Z knowing- or they should have known- that they just didn't have enough hard evidence to support their case ( specifically- that Z intended to kill Martin- he didn't- he acted in self-defense, but he was reckless- in my opinion- in setting up the conditions that led to Martins death).

He should have been charged with some lesser offense supported by the facts- recklessness, etc- something along those lines- and I think there would have been a conviction.

George Zimmerman is not a criminal- he did not set out to kill Trayvon Martin. But he was guilty of recklessness because he plunged in and tried to do a job he wasn't trained for (he should have used his Cell to call 911, and left it at that). Police Work, especially when armed, is a skill and requires training, which Z. lacked. If Martin had been approached by Uniformed, Professionally trained, Policeman- I believe none of this would have happened.

I strongly believe a conviction of some kind in this case was needed to send a message to other people out there that this is not the direction they want to follow. There are, in this country- I don't have the exact figure- hundreds of thousands? of people with Concealed Carry Permits- these are individuals who carry a weapon for "self-defense" as supported by the 2nd Amendment (which I strongly support- I have a weapon myself). I don't believe, though, that these people are necessarily qualified for police work- it takes more than 8 or 9 hours of training in a gun shop for that. And if, because of this case, you have a large number of Zimmerman Copy Cats- people who think it's OK to play amateur detective- what effect will that have on the Public's Perception of Gun Rights? There could be a huge backlash against them- and it would play directly into the hands of the people who hate private gun-ownership.

The way I see it, somebody like George Zimmerman is the worst enemy of anyone who believes in responsible gun-ownership, as I do: if you want to see the 2nd Amendment Repealed- hope for more people like him.

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