As we reported yesterday, JurorB29 of the George Zimmerman trial, who goes by the name of “Maddy”, stated in an interview with Robin Roberts that he “got away with murder”. The full interview is scheduled to air this morning on “Good Morning America”.
“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said during the interview, for which ABC News aired clips on Thursday. “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 couldn’t help but to wonder what Trayvon Martin’s parents felt about the comments. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, issued this statement last night on behalf of herself and Tracy Martin:
“It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder.
This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens to another child. That’s why Tracy and I have launched The Trayvon Martin Foundation to try and take something very painful and negative and turn it into something positive as a legacy to our son.”