More Zimmerman jurors speak out
Four more jurors from the George Zimmerman murder trial are speaking out about the controversial verdict.
Those other four jurors released a strongly worded statement in response to the second part of CNN’s interview with Juror known as B37.
In part two, Juror B37 provided more insight into her thinking during the trial.
She said race played no part in Trayvon Martin’s death or the case against Zimmerman.
There was almost a hung jury in the case, according to Juror B37, because another juror attempted to leave due to a family issue.
Juror B37 says the others convinced her to stay because she was too involved in the process that’s been described as highly emotional and physically draining.
But, shortly after the interview Tuesday night, four of the other jurors released this statement distancing themselves and asking for privacy. “We ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper Show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.”
The sixth juror in this case has not been heard from.
Protests over the Zimmerman verdict have continued around the country.
Civil rights leaders have called for these demonstrations to remain peaceful, but there have been some incidents of violence.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out about “Stand Your Ground Laws” that are in place in 22 states, including Florida. While speaking to the NAACP convention Tuesday in Orlando, very close to Sanford, Florida, Holder said those laws contribute to more violence than they prevent.
Holder also talked about the open investigation the Department of Justice has into the Zimmerman case.
But most legal experts believe it will be very difficult to prove that Zimmerman had racial motivations behind the shooting.