Maddy, a juror (juror B39) in the Zimmerman case, says that the trial ruined her life. She claims that it resulted in her being fired from her job, and has cost her financially. She goes on to say:
she questions whether she was right to acquit Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. She says she has followed reports on Zimmerman since the trial ended this summer.
“We all know who’s guilty,” she says. “George Zimmerman thinks he didn’t do anything wrong.”
I want you to keep in mind that this is the same juror who went on the air just after the trial, and claimed that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents. She also went on air to say:
George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God.
As a single mother with eight small children, who were recent transplants to the area, she easily could have gotten dismissed as a hardship case, but she didn’t. Why not? My guess is that she saw a chance to make money and jumped at it. As one of the jurors that convicted Zimmerman, she would have made a lot of money and been a celebrity of sorts. That didn’t happen, so the money and fame isn’t there. Not like
The other jurors stated that there was a single holdout for conviction, and it was Maddy. According to her own statements:
Maddy went into deliberations believing Zimmerman was guilty of
second-degree murder. “I was the juror that was going to give them the
hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said. “But as the law was read to
me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say
This is a woman who seems to be against self defense. She admits that she wanted to find Zimmerman guilty, but the law “thwarted” her:
A lot of us wanted to find something bad, something we could connect to
the laws,” said Maddy, who had recently moved to Sanford, Fla., from
Chicago. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof he killed
him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty,” she added.
Still, Maddy is hoping to cash in by selling her story to Inside Edition. Welcome to your 15 minutes, Maddy.