Zimmerman Juror Pushes For New Laws Following Trial
After the not guilty verdict was delivered at the George Zimmerman trial late Saturday night (July 13), the juror known as B37 released a statement to CNN pushing for new laws.
“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,” she wrote. “No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.”
The urge for new legislation comes after B37 recently received waves of backlash for pitching a book deal about the case, only to back out of the project. The other jurors also spoke with the news outlet, stating that B37’s beliefs were solely “her own.”
The mother of two daughters also appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 adding that she won’t be granting any additional interviews as she hopes to return to a normal life with her family but emphasized that the six-woman jury put a lot of thought into the decision.
“I don’t want people to think that we didn’t think about this, and we didn’t care about Trayvon Martin, because we did,” she said. “I feel bad that we can’t give them the verdict that they wanted, but legally, we could not do that.”–Alley Olivier
Photo Credit: Getty