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As we reported yesterday, JurorB29 of the George Zimmerman trial, who goes by the name of “Maddy”, stated in an interview with Robin Roberts that he “got away with murder”.  The full interview is scheduled to air this morning on “Good Morning America”.

“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said during the interview, for which ABC News aired clips on Thursday. “That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it. But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

One couldn’t help but to wonder what Trayvon Martin’s parents felt about the comments. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, issued this statement last night on behalf of herself and Tracy Martin:

“It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder.

This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens to another child. That’s why Tracy and I have launched The Trayvon Martin Foundation to try and take something very painful and negative and turn it into something positive as a legacy to our son.”

 

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  • LF

    Unfortunately, from day one, I felt that this man would not be convicted of murder. However, you cannot tell me that there was not enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter (which would have sent him to prison for a longer time than a murder conviction). An all woman jury was a set up, the lack preparation from the prosecution was a set up. You cannot tell me intent was not present when he set out to follow this young man – self defense? And the fact that they could not find one law, one precedent, something, anything, that would have turned this case around baffles me. When the jury was given the option to weigh in the ‘stand your ground’ law made no sense, since he was not invoking that. Again, this was meant to fail from the beginning.

    • dirtychai

      Exactly. I refuse to believe otherwise.

  • Anthony

    In my gut, I feel that this juror go rolled by the rest of the jury. I wish she had been stronger, and held out for a hung jury.

    • Lala

      Her being a mother of eight should have given her pause immediately…..Especially since all the other jurors where white…Not trying to bring race into this, but that alone would have made me be that one juror that would have dragged this on for weeks until we were dismissed….Let the next set of jurors carry the burden.

    • leelah

      yes, they asked the judge for clarification but came back with a verdict before the judge even answered their questions. that alone let me know that they didn’t take enough time with their decision

    • Anonin

      When it was said by the other juror that she was basically convincing them for the not guilty verdict I already knew.

      Not only did SOMEONE know he was guilty but that someone was probably the Hispanic lady who let herself be tricked by a white woman. Or whatever you want to call it.

  • I don’t believe there was a well we looked at the evidence over and that changed my mind. I believe it was the other three jurors who thought from the start he wasn’t guilty of anything won out because we were tired of fighting with them and wanted to go home. Juror B29 interview didn’t help anything and most of it was what we already knew like someone said she threw salt on Trayvon’s family wounds. How would you feel if someone said you son’s killer got away with murder because I was one of the people who let him?

    • “How would you feel if someone said you son’s killer got away with murder because I was one of the people who let him?”

      I really hate to bring this up but…

      Let’s ask Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s parents, how they felt back in 94, lol

    • Dedra Sneed Gomez

      Then maybe you sholdn’t have!

    • leelah

      if members of OJ’ s jury gave interviews and made statements like this jury member did I know that Ron Goldman’s father and sister and Nicole Brown’s sister would have had something to say. Because they were very proud and loving advocates for their murdered loved ones. They definitely would’ve led the critique of that horrible decision that freed a murder. And despite race, they would probably support trayvon’s parents right to criticize the opinions of these jurors who are being themselves out there.

    • Marisa

      Ask Emmitt Till’s mother, or perhaps the mothers of the four little girls blown up in that church, or every other person lynched by the klan and didn’t have jack squat happen to them. I love that the biggest injustice white apologist always have is that OJ verdict, because they know full well they don’t have nearly the history of legal injustice as black people. Also if you really hated to bring up Nicole and Ron’s family then you wouldn’t have.

  • Marisa

    I have been on juries that have ended on mistrial because on juror would not bend on her belief, its still possible to be a hold out jury if you feel that strongly. All those mothers on that jury trust the only mother they looked at as Zimmerman’s mother. Also this B-29, B-37 sounds like a damn bingo game, whose the next juror to speak out O-64. As I said the fix was in starting from the state who didn’t really want to try this case to begin with, they know for a fact they didn’t prep Rachel, some of the other witnesses didn’t help either like one of those medical examiners, and detective. If any good can come out of this situation is Angela Corey is needs to be GONE.

  • Justanotheropinion

    This could have been my son. I can’t get past that. This only reaffirms my belief that if you are a young black man, there is a target on your chest. Watermelon drink & Skittles vs my son’s Hot Cheetos & Root Beer….so much for the right to stand your ground for Trayvon or any other young black male. It makes me sick – literally.

    I hope B29 looses sleep over this. I hope it haunts her ever waking moment. I hope her real name (and the others) is disclosed and she has to go into hiding. She deserves nothing less. And yes, you let a murder go free all because in the end, you couldn’t ‘stand your ground’ against 5 white women. Trayvon lost his life – only stands to reason that you lose the ability to live yours freely for letting Zimmermanwalk. Or better yet, and eye for an eye.. I’m down with that.

    Yeah, call me the Angry Black Woman – but as they say in the old school “I wear the Crown”.