Zimmerman trial Juror B29 says he 'got away with murder'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   July 25, 2013 at 8:02 PM   |   0 comments

July 25 (UPI) -- It's been little more than a week since we heard from Juror B37, who described George Zimmerman as "a man whose heart was in the right place" when he shot and killed 17-year-old Travyon Martin last year. Four other jurors then distanced themselves from her statement, saying that her comments to CNN were "not in any way representative" of their own opinions.

Now, ABC News has nabbed an interview with the last juror, B29, a Puerto Rican woman named "Maddy" who was the jury's only minority in a case that has been a lightening rod for racial tensions across the country.

In the interview, set to air in full on "Good Morning America" Friday, Maddy told Robin Roberts that she originally wanted to convict Zimmerman, but changed her mind when there wasn't enough evidence to find him guilty under Florida law.

"That's where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it," she said. "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."

Maddy said the jury's decision made legal but not moral sense. She said Zimmerman "got away with murder.

"But you can't get away from God," she added. "And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with. [But] the law couldn't prove it."

She added that she feels sympathy for Martin's parents, and described how the trial still impacts her life.

"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?'" she said.

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