Juror Says George Zimmerman "Got Away With Murder"

Juror Says George Zimmerman "Got Away With Murder"

Two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. last February, a juror has shockingly declared that Zimmerman "got away with murder." "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," is what Juror B29 told ABC News today, adding that "the law couldn't prove it." 

For safety purposes, the woman only identified herself by her first name: Maddy. She said that she and other jurors agreed that Zimmerman was guilty, but still didn't feel like their instincts were enough to convict him in light of the evidence presented: 

You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty...But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.

The controversial verdict has led to nationwide protests. Due to concerns over his safety, Zimmerman has lived in hiding since the trial ended, but reportedly emerged last week to rescue a family from an overturned vehicle on a Florida highway. Despite his heroics, the family is keeping its distance from him, even going as far as to cancel a public thank you due to fear of what might accompany an association to him. 

[via CNN and ABC News]

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