Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sit down with Anderson Cooper to talk about the Zimmerman trial verdict, their thoughts on Juror B37's comments about deliberations and how their family is moving forward.
Tune in Thursday at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.
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)
In an exclusive interview on AC360, Zimmerman trial Juror B37 told Anderson Cooper how the jurors finally voted on a not guilty verdict.
In an exclusive interview on AC360, Zimmerman trial Juror B37 told Anderson Cooper she thought defense attorney Mark O'Mara's concrete block prop was more effective than the prosecution's "armed with skittles" description of the deadly confrontation.
In an exclusive interview on AC360, Juror B37 talked to Anderson Cooper about the sadness she feels for Trayvon Martin and his family.
"I feel bad that we can't give them the verdict that they wanted, but legally we could not do that."
The juror said Martin played a "huge role in his death, " because he could have walked away from the confrontation with Zimmerman. "He didn't have to do whatever he did and come back and be in a fight."
"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.
Shortly after part two of Anderson's AC360 exclusive interview with Zimmerman trial Juror B37 aired Tuesday night, four other jurors released the below statement in response to her comments.
For Immediate Release
July 16, 2013
STATE vs. ZIMMERMAN JURORS’ REQUEST FOR PRIVACY
We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case. But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.
Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.
We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through.
Tonight on AC360°, watch more of Anderson's exclusive interview with Zimmerman juror B37. The juror tells Anderson she believes Trayvon Martin played a role in his own death.
She says, "When George confronted him, he could have walked away and gone home. He didn't have to do whatever he did and come back and be in a fight."
Tune in for part two of the interview at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.
In an exclusive interview on AC360, Zimmerman trial Juror B37 told Anderson Cooper she thought Rachel Jeantel was not a credible prosecution witness.
She said the most important part from Jeantel's testimony was "The time she was on the phone with Trayvon ... hopefully if she heard anything she would say she did but the time coincides with George’s statements and testimony of time limits and what had happened during that time."
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