Zimmerman Juror: 'My First Vote Was Second-Degree Murder'

Juror B29 tells Robin Roberts that jurors could not prove Zimmerman intentionally killed Martin.
5:31 | 07/26/13

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interview with zimmerman trial juror b-29. Her name is maddy. She didn't want her full name to be revealed. Not in shadow. Not in disguise. She is a 36-year-old mother of eight. And works full-time as a certified nurse's aide. She's of puerto rican decent. She lived in chicago and moved to florida just a few months before the jury was selected. Her attorney, david chico, also joined us. And it was important for maddy to express to us what it was like to sit on that jury. Take us into the deliberations. You've heard all of the evidence. You've heard the closing argument, all of that. You go into the room for the first time, together as a group. Did you take a vote right away to see where you stand? We didn't take a vote. Reporter: What was your first vote? I many first vote was second-degree murder. And people want to know how did you go from, in nine hours, from feeling he was guilty of second-degree murder, to not guilty? It was hard. A lot of us had wanted to find something bad, something that we could connect to the law because all six of us -- let's not speak for all six of us. For myself, he's guilty because the evidence shows he's guilty. He's guilty of? Killing trayvon martin. But we couldn't prove that intentionally he killed him. And that's the way the law was written for me. Tell us more about the emotion, during those nine hours, from the initial vote of murder, second-degree, to not guilty. What was going on in your mind? Your heart? I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I was. I fought until the end. Did you feel a little, for lack of a better word, bullied in the deliberations? I don't know if I was bullied. I trust god that I wasn't bullied. Do you feel your voice was heard? My voice was heard. I was the loudest, yeah. That's for sure. You're a mother, as you said. You have children that were trayvon's age. Eight of them. And what would your reaction have been if your son, going to the store, getting candy and iced tea, going home. An altercation happens. And your son is killed. I feel that I was forcefully included in trayvon martin's death. I carry him on my back. I'm hurting as much as trayvon's mother because there's no way that any mother should feel that pain. And you said earlier, that you are the juror that could have made it a hung jury? Oh, yeah. Do you have regrets that you didn't? I want trayvon's mom to know that I'm hurting. And if she thought that nobody cared about her son, I could speak for myself, I do care. I couldn't do anything about it. And I felt like I let a lot of people down. And I'm thinking to myself, did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way? I know I went the right way because the law and the way it's followed, is the way it went. But if I would have used my heart, I probably would have went a hung jury. And believing with all my heart because I do -- I do have kids. You wanted to come forward. Yes. You haven't asked for money. You haven't asked for a book deal. You haven't asking for anything other than a forum to be able to tell your story. Yeah. I don't need money. I think time is healing. But trayvon martin will always be in my heart. Some people have said george zimmerman got away with murder. How do you respond to those people who say that? George zimmerman -- george zimmerman got away with murder. But you can't get away from god. And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with. The law couldn't prove it. We just have to believe in the lord that he's -- if he's asked to pay, he will pay. But you feel in your heart of hearts, that you and the jury approached it and came with a decision. And you stand by that decision to this day? I stand by the decision because of the law. And finally for you, maddy, what would you like to say to trayvon's parents? I would like to apologize because I feel like I let them down. We just couldn't prove anything. And I wish them the best. And my god bless them through all this. And peace. And that is maddy's hope. Peace for the martin family, for everyone in this country. She was not going to say anything until juror b-37 spoke out two days after the verdict. And you may recall that four other jurors signed a statement, distancing themselves from that juror's comments. Maddy felt it didn't accurately reflect her feelings. One thing that maddy did agree with the other juror on, she said race was not discussed in the deliberations. It never came up in their discussion. But one thing she came back to again and again and again. She said the law. And you remember, president obama's first statement after the verdict, we have a nation of laws. And we have to respect that law. But, boy, she didn't want to say that first juror did not speak for everyone. They've all reacted so strongly

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