Juror B29 tells ABC News that she "fought to the end" but ultimately decided the law required her to vote to acquit
One of the jurors in George Zimmerman's trial says he "got away with murder" because of Florida's laws.
The woman, the second to speak out in a televised interview, told ABC News that she "fought to the end" but ultimately decided the law required her to vote to acquit. She asked that she be identified only as Maddy. During the trial she was known as juror B29.
"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God. And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with," she said. "[But] the law couldn't prove it."
Maddy spoke with Robin Roberts. Parts of the interview will air Thursday night on "World News With Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline," and more will air Friday on "Good Morning America."
When the six-woman jury began deliberations, Maddy said she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder, which could have put him in prison for life. The jury could also have considered manslaughter.
"I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end," she said.
But on the second day of deliberations, after nine hours of discussing the evidence, she decided there wasn't enough proof under the law to convict Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter.
"You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," she said. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence."
Maddy, 36, is Puerto Rican, and was the only juror of color. But she said she didn't think race was a factor. Zimmerman, 29, was white and Hispanic, and Martin, 17, was black.
Zimmerman contended that he shot Martin in self-defense.
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