Tonight on AC360: Zimmerman trial juror Exclusive
July 15th, 2013
07:59 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Zimmerman trial juror Exclusive

One of the six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman in his second-degree murder trial speaks exclusively to Anderson Cooper about the trial and verdict.

Tune in tonight at 8, 10, and 11 p.m. ET.

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  1. Karen Monaghan

    Seriously, this case has been tried already. Enough, it is on CNN day and night. I am sorry for the young mans death.

    This is not the only news in the world or the only death.

    I only see your continuing to try this case yet again in media as firing up hatred & avoiding some other very serious issues.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm |
  2. barbara edwards

    The 911 call stating that Zimmerman was told NOT to get out of the car must have been recorded so why was it not used as evidence in this case? Had Zimmerman STAYED in his car as he was TOLD to do Trayvon Martin would be alive today.

    July 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm |
  3. Phillip Matthews

    Just wondering how the jury reconciled the fact that zimmerman was told not to pursue trayvon yet had the right to defend himself? If he (zimmerman) would have listened to instructions (as this juror failed to do) then we would not be having this discussion. Most importantly, zimmerman wouldn't even make a good cop because he doesn't know how to follow instructions. This juror should not have been on the jury stand-PERIOD!

    July 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
    • Chris

      According to the first 911 call, George agreed to meet the police. However, if you are trying to keep an eye on someone and they recognize that you are watching them, and then run off, that would make them even more suspicious. Perhaps, George felt compelled to follow in order to give the police a new mtg point but once he caught up to Trayvon, that Trayvon attacked him. Maybe, just maybe, George is telling the truth. At least the jury, who heard all the facts believed his rendition. It was supported by an eyewitness.

      July 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  4. George Ashun

    This jury member seems to have all the right answers and assumptions for G Zimmerman. Truly sympathetic to G Zimmerman.
    MAY BE the defense did a good work of persuading the jury.
    Its a human institution. Its not perfect. We must work on it. Its just sad that the kid is dead for NOTHING when he was doing nothing wrong. Just going home and talking to a friend on the phone. Its really sad.

    July 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm |
  5. Doris

    Why in the world would George Zimmerman fear for his life when he was carrying a loaded gun? He was armed, so what was there to fear? Also, why it it assumed that it was only one of them on top? Why couldn't they have rolled over in the struggle and changed places?

    July 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm |
    • Chris

      I believe that he feared for his life because he wasn't expecting physical violence. The jury believed that Trayvon initiated the physical violence. And yes, during the struggle, they may have switched positions. However, the one eyewitness saw Trayvon on top, in a MMA style ground and pound position, and the man one the bottom yelling "help". he then turns to call police and then hears the gunshot. That makes the voice on the 911 tape yelling for help to be George's. So, why is it so hard to believe GZ story. which is supported by the state's witness and the other facts presented.

      July 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
    • leo

      If there were fist fighting and rolling over on the concrete sidewalk, both person would have a lot of scratches on their skin and shirts. It seemed the forensic and medical experts didn't find those scratches.

      July 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  6. Dee

    Let's see if Anderson asked this juror, How they dealt with the fact that in the picture Trayvon's dead body on the grass
    How Trayvon's body got 7 to 8 ft from the concrete to the grassy area. George Z said that at the time right before he pulled out the gun and shot Trayvon... he had just managed to shimmy his body where his head was off the concrete.
    How did Trayvon's body get all the way over to the grass? and Why would Zimmerman still feel that he was so in imminent danger of dying when he was no longer even close to the concrete when Trayvon was shot . Trayvon's body could not have fallen that far from the concrete... if he was still in the position that Zimmerman said he was in. I believe he was backing up and Zimmerman shot him and that's why his body was so far away from any concrete.

    July 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm |
    • Harold Jones

      The medical expert testified that according to forensic evidence,TM was leaning over GZ when he was shot. The jury apparently believed that explanation.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm |
    • leo

      While the shooting, the gun was just inches away from Trayvon's shirt. Forensic experts proofed this distance with their evidences.

      July 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
  7. Kevin Desire

    So the detective tells the truth, the young lady on the phone with Trayvon is not credible, & all but one juror most likely believed the person crying for help is a man with a gun who had fight-training over a year!!! unbelievable!!!

    July 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm |
    • Harold Jones

      The jurors did not have the luxury of outside influences when making their decision on what or whom to believe. They only had the evidence that was presented to them from both sides of the issue.

      July 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm |

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