George Zimmerman Juror Says He ‘Got Away With Murder’
We will never know if George Zimmerman profiled by race, or youth, or hoodie fashion. We do know he screwed up with a gun and shot an unarmed kid that was sitting on his chest.
I find it very telling to see this juror so fully share both our outrage at the killing, and realize this particular case should not have even gone to trial. At the end of the day our system is about laws and available evidence. There is no place in our law for outrage to overcome checks and balances built into the system.
“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said.
However, on the second day of deliberations, after spending nine hours discussing the evidence, Maddy said she realized there wasn’t enough proof to convict Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter under Florida law.
“That’s where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it,” Maddy said. “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.”
When asked by Roberts whether the case should have gone to trial, Maddy said, “I don’t think so.”