July 16th, 2013
11:54 PM ET

Juror B37: Zimmerman's actions justified

"I'm 101% that he was, that he should've done what he did..." In part two of Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview with Zimmerman trial Juror B37, the juror says she thinks Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin was justified, but he should not have left his car.

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  1. Keane

    “He had a right to defend himself,” Juror B37 said—not of Martin, who was being followed by a man with a gun, but of Zimmerman.

    August 4, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  2. Jason

    Sherry, so Trayvon hit him with his left arm to get away?? Once he hit him to "get away", why did he stay there and beat on him. The forensics expert said the gunshot residue on TM's sweatshirt would be consistent with shooting someone on top of you.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm |
  3. Sam

    Sunny keeps on saying there should be option to retreat. This tall strong "boy" was on top of Zimmerman after punching him and breaking his nose, he was hitting his head on concrete (there are pictures of injuries), and he was on top. How was Zimmerman supposed to retreat? Sunny is as bad as Angela Corey because she is all along ignoring the fact that Martin didn't a single injury prior to the gun shot, and Zimmerman had broken nose, bleeding scalp which clearly means Martin was the aggressor. Had Zimmerman not fired the gun, he would have been badly injured or dead. Why doesn't AC bring this point during discussion?

    July 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
  4. Eddy Dieudonne

    As a lifetime member of the NRA and owner of multiple weapons, I’ll be the first to say that the FL “Stand your ground” law is dangerous and needs to be modified. It is very irresponsible of the state’s lawmakers to issue a “license to kill” to anyone who is eligible to carry and or conceal a weapon. As a police officer I cannot just shoot someone, nor can Service members. It has to be in self-defense or the defense of others. Key point is we cannot be the aggressor and act as the tables turn. As this law is written, no jury can ever convict anyone so as long as they use those magic words. At some point the federal government should review and or modify any such blanket laws. “Stand your ground”, is nothing more than a license to kill. I for one am glad I no longer live in the state and will NEVER go back. There are many states which allows a law abiding citizen to carry a weapon without this ridiculous law. It forces a person to know exactly what they can and can’t do. It also coerces them to use a weapon responsibly and not just tote it because they can. With all the probing this administration does; WHY DID THEY NOT SEE THIS LAW IS TOO DANGEROUS?!?!?

    July 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
  5. Sherry Hicks

    I listened to this juror and have come to the conclusion that she was very confused. I do feel that she actually changed her mind because of pressure from the other jurors .She said George Zimmerman was justified in shooting an unarmed child,when saying she thought he went above and beyond in what he did. WHAT?
    To me that makes him not only guilty of this tragic crime but the instigator in what should have been a non advent .Zimmerman should have went home when he was told not to follow him. It can't be any clearer than that.
    I think he grabbed Trayvon's right arm trying to keep him there until the police came and then Trayvon hit him with his left hand to get away from Zimmerman .Just my opinion of course.

    July 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm |

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