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Statement from Juror B37
July 17th, 2013
02:42 PM ET

Statement from Juror B37

Below is an additional statement given exclusively to CNN this morning from Juror B37 following her interview with Anderson Cooper on AC360.

"Thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in me since the trial began. For reasons of my own, I needed to speak alone. There will be no other interviews. 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. No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.(Read more)

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  1. George Beshay

    Can any one explain to me how can we reconciliate the judges ruling to refuse the motion for acquittal two times saying that there is enough evidence to go forward with a 2nd degree murder

    The judge who understands the law and who instructs the jury said there is enough evidence and the jury said they can't charge mr Zimmerman.... how come ??? is it just a ....

    July 18, 2013 at 8:24 am |
  2. Chinee

    Juror # 37 sounds like she knows George Zimmerman. Perhaps she knew him even before the trial.

    July 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm |
  3. Diana Storhoff Young

    Juror B37 said it was Trayvon Martin's fault for being shot because he could have walked away. REALLY??? Would you walk away with a 9 millimeter pistol pointed at your heart??? The scientific Voice Analysts both concluded the SCREAMS FOR HELP WERE TRAYVON'S. Obviously George Zimmerman had the pistol pointed at Trayvon causing the screams for Help which STOPPED ONCE THE GUNSHOT INTO HIS HEART WAS HEARD. It was wrong for Judge Nelson not to allow the expert voice analysts for the prosecution. It opened up a Giant Caldron of Liars to say they heard Georges voice, when in fact voice generated graphs had already shown it to be Trayvon.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
    • Juana Lagasse

      Zimmerman did not follow Tryvon with his gun, he got out of his car to see what street he was on, to communicate to 911 agent, when all the sudden this poor teenager jumped behind him, then confrontation and fight started, he pulled out his gun when he was on the floor.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:08 am |
  4. Virginia

    Come on Everybody. My goodness the Jurors did their job. All this protesting has really gotten out of hand. Now Stevie Wonder is refusing to perform in Florida because of this stand your ground. Fine, so don't perform, thats his right.

    The Media is adding and adding the Fuel. Enough of the Media, already. DROP IT, Already.

    July 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
  5. TJP

    So, with this case and the other with FL mom, are we to understand that FL's "Stand your Ground Law" only applies to those who want to kill someone of different ethnicity, and not to the true victims??? Glad I moved the heck out of that state!!!

    July 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  6. Millie Sosa

    It was NOT fair that Trayvon's past could not come in. He was being investigated for a home invasion in Miami. I truly believe he was up to no good that night. He took drugs and was a troubled teen. No need for anyone to apologize. Trayvon brought this on himself. George was looking out for his community so for B37 to say that he should not have gotten out of his car is just terrible. She is pandering to the liberal left ~ all who are opposed to this verdict. Angry liberals. Why can't Trayvon's parents take some blame? They knew Trayvon was in trouble. God knows the truth and let it prevail at this trial because there was much prayer going up for George. How does ANYONE know he was just walking home that night. I do not believe that Jaental(spelling). She is lying about some things. God will balance the books on this ~ you can count on it.

    July 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm |
    • Shelly

      I agree, Millie. In addition, the media as well as other people need to respect the Jury's verdict. I feel The Stand Your Ground law is intended for situations like these. People need to keep their hands to themselves. Great post!

      July 19, 2013 at 3:32 am |

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