The only minority member of a six-woman jury told Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts that George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The only minority member of a six-woman jury told Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts that George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the death of Trayvon Martin. "You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," explained the woman, who allowed her face to be shown. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence." Which, she said, did not point toward murder. Going by her first name, Maddy, she said in an interview with ABC News that she's found it hard to sleep and feels like she owes Martin's parents an apology for letting them down.
Despite the prosecution's claim the Zimmerman profiled Martin because he was black, Maddy said the case was never about race to her, although she didn't want to speak for her fellow jurors.
But her feelings about Zimmerman's actions are clear.
"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God. And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with," Maddy said. "[But] the law couldn't prove it."
"I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end," she said. "That's where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it. 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."
One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for rallies scheduled nationwide. Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to a New York City crowd.
Al Sharpton led the crowd in a chant of "I am Trayvon Martin!" and "No justice, no peace!" before challenging people to protest stand-your-ground laws and demanding that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pursue a civil rights case against Zimmerman because, Sharpton said, "Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day." Read more...
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The conservative firebrand told an ABC News panel that Read more...