Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, has released a statement addressing the comments by Zimmerman Juror B29.
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 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.
First it was B-37, and now it’s B-29.The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmermansaid today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents.The court had sealed the jurors’ identities during the trial and still hasn’t lifted the order, but Juror B-29 sat down in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts and she allowed her face to be shown, but concerned for her safety used only a first name of Maddy.
The nursing assistant and mother of eight children was selected as a juror five months after she had moved to Seminole County, Fla., from Chicago.
“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
“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.”
“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said.