It didn’t take long for one of the six jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial to make a public statement. Last night in an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, juror B37 sat in the dark and told bits and pieces of the goings-on in the jury room that resulted in Zimmerman being found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.
B37 explained that the first poll of the jury once they began deliberating resulted in three not guilty votes, two manslaughter and one second-degree murder
It pretty much happened the way George said it happened.
She stated that she was one of three jurors who believed Zimmerman was not guilty right from the start. In fact after the interview aired CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin said he couldn’t recall the last time he had heard a juror who was so one-sided, in this case for the defense. B37 explained that the first poll of the jury once they began deliberating resulted in three not guilty votes, two manslaughter and one second-degree murder. In other words when the case was given to the jury half thought Zimmerman guilty of some offense and half did not. Split right down the middle.
You see juror B37 and her husband, himself an attorney, are writing a book about her experience
As the world now knows something happened in that jury room and Zimmerman was unanimously pronounced not guilty and released. So what happened to bring one group of jurors over to the other side? How did the juror who thought Zimmerman was guilty of second-degree murder, as charged, come to change her vote to not guilty? Was there some soul-searching or were they hassled by the others?
Well, to find out you’ll just have to wait a bit
Well, to find out you’ll just have to wait a bit. You see juror B37 and her husband, himself an attorney, are writing a book about her experience. This was made known during the interview via the CNN crawl, although they didn’t at first mention it was B37, but merely ,made known that “a juror” had signed a book deal. Even Toobin seemed surprised when told it was B37 writing the book “Oh, she’s the one with the book deal”
So it seems that what was touted as an exclusive interview with a Zimmerman trial juror was in effect the first step on her book promotion tour. The first of many I presume. She has every right to publish her experience, but CNN should have made that point right off the top.