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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Didn't I read she wasn't even one of the jurors from that trial?