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Only minority Zimmerman Juror B29 speaks out: He ‘got away with murder’

- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 25, 2013

The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said in an ABC News interview Thursday that the defendant "got away with murder" for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

"You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," said Juror B29, a 36-year-old nursing assistant who went by the name Maddy. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence."

"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."

Maddy said she felt like she owed the Martin family an apology for letting them down.

"It's hard for me to sleep, it's hard for me to eat because I feel I was forcefully included in Trayvon Martin's death. And as I carry him on my back, I'm hurting as much [as] Trayvon's Martin's mother because there's no way that any mother should feel that pain," she said.

Maddy is the second juror to speak in a televised interview, and the first to show her face, ABC News reported.

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