Robin Roberts interviews Juror B29, the only minority on the George Zimmerman jury.
- Juror B29 Says Zimmerman "Got Away With Murder," Intensifying Scrutiny of Prosecution & Florida Laws | Democracy Now!
The only person of color on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman expressed anguish over trial’s outcome in her first interview since the trial. Speaking to ABC, the 36-year-old mother of eight who is of Puerto Rican descent said believes Zimmerman "got away with murder" for killing Trayvon Martin, and claimed she shares the grief of his mother. Identifying herself only by her first name, "Maddy," the juror explained her "not guilty" vote by saying the “Stand Your Ground” law was in conflict with her heart, forcing her to let Zimmerman walk free despite believing he was culpable. "It is hurtful as a lawyer for someone to say 'I fought until the end,'" says Seema Iyer, an attorney specializing in constitutional, criminal and civil rights law who followed the Zimmerman trial closely. "No she didn’t — if she had fought until the end, we would’ve had a hung jury."