Juror From The George Zimmerman Trial Speaks Publicly For The First Time

Anderson Cooper interviews anonymously female juror B37, who says she thinks it was George Zimmerman’s voice on the 911 phone call screaming for help.

2. One of the six women who served on the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman said she thought it was Zimmerman’s voice was the once screaming on the 911 call.

Juror B37 said “all but probably one” juror agreed that it was Zimmerman’s voice screaming for help.

She later said: “I don’t think there was any doubt that everyone else [jurors] thought it was George’s voice.”

4. The prosecution’s star witness Rachel Jeantel was not very credible, said the juror. “I felt very sorry for her. She didn’t ask to be in this place. She wanted to go. She wanted to leave.”

5. “I think George Zimmerman’s heart was in the right place,” said the juror. “But he went above and beyond what he should’ve done. I think his heart was in the right place, but it just went terribly wrong.”

“Do you think he’s guilty of something?” Cooper asked in response.

“He’s guilty of not using good judgment,” the juror replied.

7. Juror B37 said she didn’t think Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin and that race did not play a role.

Zimmerman juror tells @CNN "I don't think it did," when asked if race played a role

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8. The juror believes Martin may have reached for Zimmeran’s gun, but cannot say for sure. She does believe Martin threw the first punch.

Zimmerman juror tells @CNN she believes Trayvon Martin threw the first punch

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The juror said the initial jury vote was three for not guilty, one for murder, and two for manslaughter.

The juror explained that the jury’s decision changed after reevaluating evidence, and “that’s what took us so long.”

Juror B37 also they deliberated on just the “Stand Your Ground” law and voted not guilty.

The juror said that all six female jurors were crying after they reached the verdict, because they were thinking about the fact that someone lost their life.

Zimmerman juror to @CNN: "I want people to know that we put everything in to getting this verdict….We cried about it."

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Juror B37 has also signed on with Martin Literary Management president, Sharlene Martin, to write a book about being a juror on this high profile case with her lawyer husband.

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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