You knew this was coming and I’m sure a movie script is already in the works… The Zimmerman case and trial rocked our nation for many reasons. The not guilty verdict has left many Americans with mixed emotions.
UPDATE: One of the six anonymous jurors in the Zimmerman case who we only know as Juror B37, just signed with a literacy agency to write a book about the trial. Juror B37 and her husband reached out to Sharlene Martin, president of Martin Literary Management, on July 14, one day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty. It will be an interesting story to tell but she has decided to drop that plan for now.
“The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our ‘system’ of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our ‘spirit’ of justice,” juror B37 said in a written statement, as quoted by Reuters.
“Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury,” the statement continued.
There are two side to every story and Trayvon Martin is not here to tell his side. Juror B37 spoke exclusively to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday night. She is the first juror to speak publicly about the case.
She said she believes Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” the night he shot Martin, but that he didn’t use “good judgment” in confronting the Florida teen.
“I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods, and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done,” she said.