Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Juror Drops Plan to Write Book on Zimmerman Trial

Juror B37 has reversed her decision and will no longer pen a book about the George Zimmerman trial. Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management LLC released a statement late Monday night on behalf of the juror, who had earlier planned to pursue a book deal, reports WSJ.

“I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case.  The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our “system” of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our “spirit” of justice,” the statement said.

Juror B37 was one of the six anonymous jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

“Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury,” the statement read.

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