Zimmerman Trial Juror Who Doesn't Like To Read Signs Book Deal

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Just two days after delivering the verdict, a juror in the George Zimmerman trial has already signed with a literary agent in order to write a book. But the juror, known publicly at the moment only as "Juror B37" isn't exactly a big fan of reading. She says she uses newspapers only to line her parrot's cage.


According to Galley Cat, B37 has signed with a literary agent at Martin Literary Management. She'll write the book with her attorney husband. Here's the statement from the agency:


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. 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.

Gawker however pointed out a few highlights from her voir dire (basically when she was asked questions before being assigned to the jury).

According to her statements during the jury's vetting, B37 is not a fan of the media, and claims it's always skewed one way or another. She gets most of her information from The Today Show, and can't even remember the last time she read a newspaper.

"Newspapers are used in the parrot's cage. Not even read," she said. "It's been so long since I even read one. The only time I see em is when I'm putting them down on the floor."

She also referred to Martin as a "boy of color," and apparently believed that there had already been "riots" in Sanford before the case.

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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

it was reported that this juror was able to get on the jury due to friendship if her attorney husband with the Defense attorney. The book deal was in place prior to the proceedings. This appears to be ILLEGAL re jury selection and very much in favor of Zimmerman. Another example of a black person not having the same rights afforded to whites when they are threatened. Does this jury really believe that Zimmerman did not provoke Trayvon into defending himself. Racism, alive and well in this jury.This women lives in a vacumn and her assumptions are based on her limited view of the world. She is acclimated to believe people who look like her. Even Zimmerman who was the perpetrator and should have known if he was screaming for help said that he didn't believe it was his voice on the 911 call. This woman composed the narrative in her mind to deliver the outcome that she was most comfortable with. Nothing she said demonstrated that she really had an objective viewpoint on the tragic situation. 

yes, there absolutely is something wrong. They allow the jurors to speculate on who's voice it is but the evidence on Zimmerman past violent history isn't allowed? Since when do armed trained MMA fighters scream like a little boy when being attacked by a little boy

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

Wtf?! Your husband's a lawyer? Your excused from jury duty. Next candidate. The state seriously tanked this case.

Heike Tiegen
Heike Tiegen

Idiot. I hope the parrot bites her finger off :\

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

This case was boring, nothing in terms of evidence that would shock anyone. Who cares about a book about it ?

Stacy Laden
Stacy Laden

People will continue to laugh at Florida

Eddie James
Eddie James

The real question in all of this is, how much did the gun lobby donate to the State Attorney General to make sure they tank this case?

Eddie James
Eddie James

Of course they got a book deal... Who doesn't want to read a tome created by the ill-informed, marketed to the willfully ignorant? I'm sure it will be very enlightening.

Lauren Goldberg
Lauren Goldberg

This is where our system is so messed up! This should not be allowed as a Juror!!! WTF happened to respect and dignity?!?!?

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

book deal? I was part of jury that sent someone away for 1st degree where the fuck is my book deal? Zimmerman killed a 17 year old kid. The murderer in my case was the head of a huge gang and suspected in four other murders.... While everyone is weeping for Trayvon, 10 black young men just got shot in some hood and NO ONE IS SAYING SHIT ABOUT THEM, instead they are looking for ways to make money...

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