- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Four of the six jurors who found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder charges have distanced themselves from their colleague B37, saying the statements she made on a recent CNN appearance represented her views alone.

“The opinions of Juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below,” the statement read, signed by Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40, The Associated Press reported.

B37 had said that Mr. Zimmerman made mistakes, but that she thought 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — killed by Mr. Zimmerman in a February 2012 shooting — had actually hit first. She also said that Mr. Zimmerman had a right to defend himself.

The four other jurors said in their statement that Martin’s death continues to weigh heavily on them.

“Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of use,” the statement read, AP reported. “The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts, but in the end we did what the law required us to do.”

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