Zimmerman ‘got away with murder’ of black teen: US
A juror in the trial of George Zimmerman has said she believed the man ‘got away with murder’ of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.
London: A juror in the trial of George Zimmerman has said she believed the man ‘got away with murder’ of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.
In an interview with ABC News, the woman, identified in court as juror B29, who is part Hispanic, said she would have liked to convict Zimmerman of murdering Martin, but said she could not due to lack of evidence.
Zimmerman, a white Hispanic man, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter on July 13 after a racially charged trial. According to the Guardian, the jurors have remained anonymous under a judge`s order.
Juror B29 allowed her face to be shown, but used only the name Maddy.
Juror B29 is the second juror to speak in a televised interview, and the first to show her face.
Juror B37 appeared last week on CNN with her face obscured, and said she believed Zimmerman was justified in shooting the 17-year-old during a confrontation in a gated community in central Florida in February 2012.
She said she did not think Zimmerman racially profiled Martin and believed the teenager attacked Zimmerman first, the report said.
Juror B29 agreed with B37 that the case was never about race, despite accusations by the prosecution that Zimmerman had profiled Martin when he called police to report someone acting suspiciously in the community near Orlando, the report added.