July 15th, 2013

AC360 Exclusive – Juror B37: ‘Race did not play a Role’

Tonight on AC360°, an exclusive with the first juror from the George Zimmerman trial to speak publicly. With her face concealed, juror B37 tells Cooper that she believed it was Zimmerman’s voice on the 911 tape calling for help. She also added that she didn’t think that Rachel Jeantel was a credible witness and that she “felt very sorry for her.”

She says “Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place but just got displaced with vandalism in the neighborhoods and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done. But I think he was a little negligible in doing what he did but his heart was in the right place and it just went terribly wrong.”

She wants people to know that “we put everything into everything to get this verdict.  We didn’t just go in there and say, we’re going to come in here and just do guilty/not guilty.  We thought about it for hours and cried over it afterwards.  I don’t think any of us could ever do anything like that ever again.”