Juror B29 Says Zimmerman Trial Was 'Publicity Stunt'

Juror B29 Says Zimmerman Trial Was 'Publicity Stunt'

Juror B29 was the “only minority in the jury” that found George Zimmerman not guilty, and during a interview aired on ABC’s Good Morning America she said Zimmerman’s case should not have even gone to trial.

The juror, who went by the name “Maddy,” told Robin Roberts that although she initially believed Zimmerman was guilty, her view did not hold up once she was confronted with the evidence.

The 36-year old juror of Puerto Rican descent said, “I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury, I fought to the end.” But she said her emotions were at odds with the evidence and “that’s when I got confused.” 

In the end, Maddy said that although Zimmerman had been charged with a crime, “if you have no proof that he killed [Trayvon Martin] intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”

Roberts then asked Maddy if the case should have even gone to trial in the first place and the juror replied, “I don’t think so… I felt like this was a publicity stunt.”

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