July 26th, 2013
08:57 AM ET

Second Zimmerman Juror Speaks: 'I felt I let a lot of people down'

The second juror to come forward in the George Zimmerman trial is not only speaking out, but is also showing her face. In an interview with ABC News, Juror B29 talked about her feelings on the not guilty verdict that cleared Zimmerman of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, and why she feels she owes Trayvon's parents an apology.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God," says Juror B29, going by the name of Maddy, on ABC's "Nightline."

Anguished and apologetic, Juror B29 told ABC News' Robin Roberts that she favored convicting George Zimmerman of second degree murder.

"I'm the only minority and I felt I let a lot of people down..." says Juror B29. "...I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought till the end."

Maddy says it was the all-female jury's interpretation of the law that ultimately led them to acquitting Zimmerman.

"For myself, he's guilty because the evidence shows he's guilty," she says.  "... 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."

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  1. martina

    Dear All,
    In America there are still big problems with racism. For example, the Southampton Bathing Club in Southampton Long Island (NY) which Chris Cuomo's wife, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, is reportedly a member of, is famed for not allowing blacks or Jews to join. How can someone belong to such a nazi like club? The Cuomo's surprise me. In England or Italy you don't have this.p.s That means CNN boss Jeff Zucker or Kate Bolduan's husband Michael Gershenson wouldn't be allowed in because they are Jewish! How awful racism is!
    Arrivederci dall'italia!

    July 27, 2013 at 5:02 am | Reply
  2. DoloBaby

    Wow, I'm surprised this juror had the courage to come forward and show her face. If I were in her shoes, I would not want any publicity at all, I'd just want to hide myself away for a couple of years, until things settled down. And to say bluntly "he got away with murder" while she was one of the jurors who acquitted him of it ... well, I'm not sure if that is brave or foolish.

    July 27, 2013 at 3:11 am | Reply
  3. momzna

    It's typical "buyer's remorse". She was chosen to be on that jury because she knew nothing about the case. At least, that's the idea of impartial jury, expressed by that knock-knock joke on the opening day. Now, when the case is over, she can read and watch anything and listen to anybody. Considering polarized public opinion, it's no wonder she is flip-flopping now.

    July 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Reply

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