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Juror feels she let down Trayvon Martin's parents

By Associated Press

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MIAMI (AP) — A juror says she feels like she let Trayvon Martin's parents down by agreeing to acquit George Zimmerman in the teen's fatal shooting.

In a taped interview aired Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America," juror B29 said jurors couldn't find enough evidence under Florida law to convict the neighborhood watch volunteer in the February 2012 death.

The juror agreed to let ABC show her face and use her first name, Maddy. She says she "fought to the end" but stands by the verdict returned earlier this month by the six-member, all-woman jury.

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican mother says the decision was difficult.

But the juror said she wants Martin's mother to know that her son will always be in her heart.







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serious wrote:
She didn't let down Zimmerman's parents. You can't have it both ways.
on July 26,2013 | 04:34AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
must be doing it for the money
on July 26,2013 | 05:30AM
Grimbold wrote:
She should be sued for saying Zimmermann got away with murder.
on July 26,2013 | 06:40AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Zimmerman and his family would not dare to come out of hiding to "sue". And Zimmerman will always be on the move and be in hiding ...for life.
on July 26,2013 | 08:58AM
zoomzoom65 wrote:
Cha Ching, jack pot!
on July 26,2013 | 06:53AM
kahuku01 wrote:
She's just trying to sugar coat how she felt for the lost of Trayvon and the disappointment of the verdict that was not accepted by his parents. She made her decision for "not guilty," and now she's trying to portray the "good guy" image. What a statement to make, especially appearing on national TV and making the rest of the jurors look bad. As a juror, her final verdict based on evidence provided throughout the trial , shouldn't be focused on her feelings whether she let Trayvon's parents down, because that is totally irrelevant. As a juror, it's better to keep your personal feelings untold and move on unless she wanted some media attention.
on July 26,2013 | 05:39AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
That's to be expected from the only black on the jury. Go figure. 36 years old with 8 kids. 'Nuff said.
on July 26,2013 | 06:18AM
Grimbold wrote:
8 kids into the already overcrowded world. No good.
on July 26,2013 | 06:42AM
kahuku01 wrote:
She was Puerto Rican, not black.
on July 26,2013 | 09:01AM
EwaWarrior wrote:
The law is the law. Emotion does not apply.
on July 26,2013 | 07:30AM
kispest wrote:
Wonder how much she got for her statement... An other BS artist...
on July 26,2013 | 07:49AM
jussayin wrote:
So stupid. Yup, it's about money.
on July 26,2013 | 07:55AM
Anonymous wrote:
She said tha after looking at the LACK of evidence and applying the LAW, she had to say not guilty. End of case. You do not owe it to anyone but the proper and correct application of the law.
on July 26,2013 | 09:15AM
cojef wrote:
She is tring to justify her inability to cope with the consequences of her decision. Her decision was made based the evidence provided by the prosecution and since the evidence did prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed she made the correct decision. To do otherwise, would be wrong. She does not owe Trayvon's Mother any apologies, only sympathies. Her TV appearence is her privilege and so what if she got paid. It's non of our business.
on July 26,2013 | 10:10AM
roadsterred wrote:
The prosecutor not the juror owes the Martins an apology. At the onset, the evidence clearly supported a case of self-defense. However, instead of presenting the parents with the facts, the prosecution caved in to the emotion of the parents, President Obama's bloviating, and the mainstream media's racist agenda. Trayvon did not deserve to die, however, he was no choir boy and the evidence showed that he assaulted Zimmerman, not the other way around.
on July 26,2013 | 12:15PM
sailfish1 wrote:
If she feels so bad for Martin, why doesn't she send the money she was paid to the Martin family? Oh, yeah, she doesn't feel that bad.
on July 26,2013 | 12:56PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Time for her 15 minutes.
on July 26,2013 | 03:55PM
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