This Friday morning, ABC News aired the full interview with Zimmerman trial juror “B29.” Referring to herself only as “Maddy,” the former juror discussed her experience of arguing over Zimmerman’s guilt with her fellow jurors.
After the discussions led to Zimmerman’s acquittal, Maddy claims to feel the pain the Martin family is going through, even saying that she is “hurting as much as Trayvon’s mother.” Maddy is the only member of the all-female jury that has a minority background.
“My first vote was second-degree murder,” Maddy said. “[…] A lot of us had wanted to find something bad, something that we could connect to the law because all six of us — let’s not speak for all six of us. For myself, he’s guilty because the evidence shows he’s guilty. […] But we couldn’t prove that intentionally he killed him.”
“I feel that I was forcefully included in Trayvon Martin’s death,” Maddy tearfully added. “I carry him on my back. I’m hurting as much as Trayvon’s mother because there’s no way that any mother should feel that pain.”
Watch the interview below via ABC News.