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Juror Who Found Zimmerman Innocent Cashing In With Book Deal, Called Martin "A Boy of Color”

One juror who found George Zimmerman innocent has signed on with a literary agent in the hopes of a future book deal about her experience.
 
 
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One of the jurors who decided that George Zimmerman was not guilty on charges of manslaughter and second-degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin is now trying to cash in on her experience. Media Bistro reports that Juror B37 and her husband (who is an attorney) has signed with a literary agent. The intent is to write a book on the Zimmerman case.

The agent, Sharlene Martin, is the president of Martin Literary Management.

“My hope is that people will read Juror B37’s book, written with her attorney husband, and understand the commitment it takes to serve and be sequestered on a jury in a highly publicized murder trial and how important, despite one’s personal viewpoints, it is to follow the letter of the law,” said Martin in a statement. “It could open a whole new dialogue about laws that may need to be revised and revamped to suit a 21st century way of life. The reader will also learn why the jurors had no option but to find Zimmerman Not Guilty due to the manner in which he was charged and the content of the jury instructions.”

It is currently unknown whether or if the the juror and her husband will give any interviews to the media or reveal their identities. All of the jurors, who were women, have r emained anonymous.

But some details are known about Juror B37, as Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan notes. A video of lawyers questioning the juror reveals that she is a mother of two who owns a lot of animals.

But more importantly, the juror hates the media, and thought there were “riots” in Sanford, Florida after Trayvon Martin was killed. There were no such riots.

Juror B37 referred to Martin’s killing as “an unfortunate incident that happened.” She also described Martin as “a boy of color.”

 

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

 
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