We knew it wouldn’t be long before the feeding frenzy behind the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman came to a head, but it’s kinda surprising where the first controversy is beginning. Over the weekend Juror B37 gave an exclusive interview to CNN’s Anderson Cooper intimating that she spoke for most of the jurors in the case. NOT SO! Late Tuesday, Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40, soundly denounced her in a public statement.
We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case. But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.
Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.
We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through.
Watch The Complete Interview of Juror B37 by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, that got the rest of The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case Jurors pissed off! and See Also :