George Zimmerman "Got Away With Murder" of Trayvon Martin, Juror Says

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George Zimmerman got away with the murder of Trayvon Martin ... so says one of the jurors that acquitted him earlier this month in the controversial trial.

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Juror B29 told ABC she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when deliberations began amongst the six-member, all-women jury.

"I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury," she said.

"I fought to the end."

Why'd she cave? Because under Florida law, she says there wasn't enough proof to convict the 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God," she said. "At the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions to deal with."

Zimmerman was found not guilty two weeks ago of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 slaying of the unarmed 17-year-old.

The Miami teenager was shot and killed during a confrontation by the 29-year-old - who claims Martin was the aggressor - in Sanford, Fla.

The case spawned heated national debates about racial profiling and so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and other states.

Zimmerman has been in hiding, but was seen publicly for the first time last week when he helped a family after their SUV flipped over on a highway.

Juror B29 is the second panelist to go public with what went on during deliberations, following Juror B37, who was interviewed on CNN last week.

Four jurors, not including the one interviewed by ABC, issued a statement saying the opinions expressed by Juror B37 did not represent their views.

That juror said the actions of Zimmerman and Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

Juror B29 also told ABC that she didn't believe race was an issue.

Though the judge so far has refused to release the names or biographical information about the jurors, B29 said she was 36 years old and Puerto Rican.

Martin was black and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.

Martin's parents believe Zimmerman racially profiled their son when he started following him after spotting him walking through the neighborhood.

B29 said she couldn't speak for her fellow jurors on the race issue. 

She feels like she owes Martin's parents an apology, however: "I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Did I go the right way?'"

"As much as we were trying to find this man guilty ... They give you a booklet that basically tells you the truth, and the truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it."

What's your take: Did the jury make the right decision?

 

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The choices of conviction were multiple choice, not fill in the blank. Just because some ignorant juror wants to walk around free of guilt doesn't mean Zimmerman is guilty. The prosecution is who you can blame- they charged him and it was unrealistic from the start . Turn the page! Maybe people should apologize to me for fu*king up my world when you voted for Obama twice!

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it is a tragedy it really is. he should have got something. it is another OJ case. I feel so sorry for Ts parents. but what goes around comes around. he definitely should not have gone free.

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She's a moron and a coward....had the chance to convict, didn't. Now just saving her own skin from crazy blacks on the warpath.

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She's a moron and a coward....had the chance to convict, didn't. Now just saving her own skin from crazy blacks on the warpath.

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Free George!

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SHUT UR MOUTH JOY!!! Only god can judge and from the way u speak u'll never know cuz im pretty sure ur going the other way. I can take all oppionions on gz and tm but u sound so stupid and what basement do ya live in?? I pray to god u dont have children the last thing this world needs is more of u!! Grow up..

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if this juror didn't feel that she was doing the right thing then she should've stuck to her guns and had a hung jury. Mr. Zimmerman should've stayed in his car and not got out as the dispathcer told him. I do not know why the prosecutors didn't stress that throughout the trial.

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@ cute pudding

yea, right, and black people should stay in their houses after 10 p.m. rather than rob white people's homes. give me a break. he was on neighborhood watch, he got out of his car to WATCH, idiot! zimmerman did nothing wrong. he should get federal protection for his entire life to protect himself from crazy blacks who may now try to seek revenge on him.

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Yeah . . . and O.J. Simpson got away with the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson!!!!!!

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I am so sick and tired of hearing about this shit it's over it's done leave it alone! This is about as bad as fkn Kanye West and Kim Kardashion!! Ugh how many other people innocent people have been murdered? And there wasn't a circus like there is for this kid who wasn't murdered but killed by someone defending themselves?! He shouldn't of hid and attacked this guy plain and simple! It's DONE!!!

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@ yep

Yep- I agree! This is a sick society. Absorbed in trash people.

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Well considering the stastistics,Trayvon had so many things against him,the day he was born! Which wasn't his fault. But his parents! Which both failed him!!!! YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS ABOUT RACE!!?? Well let's start with family values,morals,ethics. There is an epidemic in the African-American community. Of babies born out of wedlock,a cycle of poverty,disrespect of women,the sacred arrangement of marriage. I could go on. Trayvon who happened to be apart of the viscous cycle his parents created the path for him, made another bad choice of attacking George Z. Perhaps, Trayvon should of identified himself,and SHOULD NOT of attacked Zimmerman. So George would of had a reason to use his weapon.

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@ For+Sure

Your killing me with all this TRUTH! Seriously!

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