crimes and misdemeanors

Non-White George Zimmerman Juror ‘Fought to the End’ for Guilty Verdict

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom a free man after being found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
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The one Puerto Rican woman on a jury made up of five other women, all white, has come forward to say, “George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God.” Identified only as Maddy, Juror B29 told ABC’s Robin Roberts that “even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty … we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.” The law, she said, “couldn’t prove it.”

Maddy went into deliberations believing Zimmerman was guilty of second-degree murder. “I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said. “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.”

Non-White Zimmerman Juror Wanted Guilty Verdict