So A Juror From The George Zimmerman Trial Is Already Shopping A Book

It begins. Juror B37 and her attorney husband have signed with a literary agent.

1. Less than 48 hours after taking part in the verdict that exonerated George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, the juror known only as B37, has signed on with Martin Literary Management president, Sharlene Martin.

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2. The literary agent released a statement:

My hope is that people will read Juror B37’s book, written with her attorney husband, and understand the commitment it takes to serve and be sequestered on a jury in a highly publicized murder trial and how important, despite one’s personal viewpoints, it is to follow the letter of the law. It could open a whole new dialogue about laws that may need to be revised and revamped to suit a 21st century way of life. The reader will also learn why the jurors had no option but to find Zimmerman Not Guilty due to the manner in which he was charged and the content of the jury instructions.

3. But not everyone sees the proposed book in such high-minded ways.

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4. Ron Hogan, who works with authors and independent publishers, questioned the timeline of the book idea and whether the juror’s actions were improper.

The Zimmerman jury turned in a verdict Saturday night. Juror B37 had a literary agent & started pitching the book Monday morning.

— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan)

When a juror shops a book within 48 hours of a verdict, it's legitimate to ask: When EXACTLY did that juror get a literary agent?

— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan)

8. It is unknown whether the juror and her husband will reveal their identities.

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”It is not known whether they will participate in any media at this time or decide to reveal their identities given the sensitivity of the verdict and the outpouring of mixed reactions by the American public,” Martin, the literary agent told Media Bistro. Apparently, the juror contacted Martin on Sunday, “referred by a high ranking producer at one of the morning shows.”

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