Tags: zimmerman | jurors | b37

Zimmerman Jurors Distance Themselves from B37's CNN Comments

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 12:17 PM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Four jurors in the George Zimmerman trial spoke out Tuesday to distance themselves from Juror B37's comments that said the neighborhood watchman was "justified" in shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The unidentified Juror B37 also said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that race played no role in the jury's decision Saturday to acquit Zimmerman of all charges related to the fatal shooting. The first part of the interview aired Monday, and the second part aired Tuesday night.

But now, four more members of the jury have spoken out.

Editor's Note: Don't Miss These Free Government Giveaways

"We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case," read a statement to CNN from the women, signed Jurors B51, B76, E6, and E40, the Los Angeles Times reports. "But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show, were her own and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below."

The jurors also plead for privacy as the nation recovers from the contentious verdict.

"Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us," the statement continued. "The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do."

News broke before the CNN interview that Juror B37 was planning to write a book about her experience on the trial, but she said in a statement Monday that she no longer plans to publish anything.

"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 said. "I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to (protect) our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case."

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

Related stories:

Fattah: 'George Zimmerman Will Get That Gun Back'

Jurors Fill Out Questionnaires as George Zimmerman Trial Begins  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved