Juror B29 in the George Zimmerman case has admitted that she feels that he Zimmerman "got away with murder" for killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin. The juror -- who is going by Maddy, is a Puerto Rican woman and was the only minority to deliberate in the case. She is also a 36-year-old mother of eight.
In an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts, she said about the case, "I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way? As much as we were trying to find this man guilty...they give you a booklet that basically tells you the truth, and the truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it. I feel the verdict was already told."
Robin then asked, ["What was your first vote?" Maddy: "My first vote was second degree murder. In between the nine hours, it was hard. A lot of us had wanted to find something bad, something that we could connect to the law. For myself, he's guilty, because the evidence shows he's guilty." Robin: "He's guilty of? . . . ." Maddy: "Killing Trayvon Martin. 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."] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC . . . say he's guilty)
- Robin then asked, ["Did you want to step out at all? Did you want to quit?" Maddy: "I was the juror that was gonna give them the hung jury. I fought til the end. It's hard for me to sleep, it's hard for me to eat because I feel that I was forcibly included in Trayvon Martin's death. And I carry him on my back. I'm hurting as much as Trayvon Martin's mom is, because there's no way that any mother should feel that pain."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC . . . feel that pain)