Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Zimmerman got Away with Murder" - Juror B-29

When I first heard this, my first thoughts were "Well, duh." And "Then why DID you let him get away with it?" According to the interview she gave Robin Roberts of Good Morning America:

“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” Maddy, who is a 36-year-old Puerto Rican, told Roberts. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
Later, Maddy added: “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,” Maddy said. “[But] the law couldn’t prove it.”
 Maddy was the only woman of color in the 6-women jury. It pains me that she admits that she fought almost to the end, and was sure she would give them a hung jury. It pains me that she ultimately didn't believe that there was enough proof to convict him. She says
"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."

 Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the gist of "manslaughter"? Also, I feel like she contradicts herself tremendously.

Read more about the interview here, and let me know what you think.

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