Juror: Trayvon Martin Killing was Justified

HeadlineJul 17, 2013

The lone juror from George Zimmermnan’s trial to speak out publicly since his acquittal continues to stoke controversy. On Tuesday, Juror B37, as she is known, told CNN’s Andersoon Cooper that she thinks Trayvon Martin’s killing was justified.

Andersoon Cooper: “In your heart and in your head, you are 100 percent convinced that George Zimmerman, in taking out his gun and pulling the trigger, did nothing wrong?”

Juror: “I’m 101 percent that he was — that he should have done what he did, except for the things that he did before.”

Cooper: “You mean he shouldn’t have gotten out of the car, he shouldn’t have pursued Trayvon Martin, but in the final analysis, in the final struggle…”

Juror: “When the end came to the end…”

Cooper: “He was justified?”

Juror: “He was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin.”

In a statement, four other jurors from the trial sought to distance themselves from those comments, saying the opinions of Juror B37 “were her own.”

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