One of the jurors in the Zimmerman trial, known at B37, told CNN exclusively Wednesday morning that she was forced to find the defendant not guilty, due to the laws, and not necessarily because of her personal choice.
“My prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than ‘not guilty’ in order to remain within the instructions,” she said in a statement. “No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.”
Previously, B37 said on Anderson Cooper 360 that she felt Zimmerman hadn’t broken any laws and that “he was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin,” but “he just went overboard.” She also said she felt she couldn’t “legally” give Martin’s parents the verdict that they wanted.
The other four jurors released a statement after the interview aired which stated that B37’s views do not represent their own views.
The jury drama is already getting old, but at least B37 did say that she will not be writing a book on the subject. In other news, Rachel Jeantel was offered a full scholarship to a HBCU by radio host Tom Joyner, who said he was touched by her testimony during the trial.