After juror B29 said in an interview on Thursday that she feels George Zimmerman “got away with murder” in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his mother, Sybrina Fulton, released a statement calling the comments “devastating,” CBS News reports.
Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, released a statement saying, “It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder.
“This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that this never happens to another child. That’s why Tracy (Martin, Trayvon’s father) and I have launched The Trayvon Martin Foundation to try and take something very painful and negative and turn it into something positive as a legacy to our son.”
Juror B29 said she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when deliberations began by the six-member, all-women jury.
“I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury,” she said. “I fought to the end.”
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