We now know that there were deeper divisions within the George Zimmerman jury than even originally anticipated.
Juror B29 was the only minority juror — a Hispanic — and the only one to show her face and give her first name, Maddy. The Puerto Rican spoke before Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” to reveal that she originally voted to convict Zimmerman on the highest charge, second-degree murder, and that she believes that Zimmerman “got away with murder.”
Maddy admits that she was confused by the jury instructions as laid out by both the prosecution and the judge. Later, she felt she could not cast a vote for conviction on the final verdict based upon Florida law.
She is not alone in her despair and sentiment that Zimmerman should not be walking as a free man. Millions of people agree, many of them taking to the streets of the major American metropolises after the not guilty verdict slammed down on their sensibilities nearly two weeks ago. The uproar was so intense and prolonged that it prompted President Obama to speak on the Trayvon Martin situation, while the Department of Justice under attorney general Eric Holder reopened an investigation to see whether to bring forth civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch volunteer.
Twitter was quick to respond, including multiple celebrities, many of whom believe that Juror B29 should have fought harder for a conviction or hung the jury altogether.
— Shonda Rhymes (@drgoddess) July 14, 2013
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