(NEWSER) – The six-woman jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty started off split 50/50 on whether to convict, but those who believed he was not guilty from the start prevailed, the first juror to speak publicly about the case tells CNN. Juror B37 says she believes it was Zimmerman who was heard screaming for help in a 911 call, and all but "probably one" of the other jurors agreed. None of the jurors—five white and one Hispanic—believed race had a part in the shooting, she says. Zimmerman's "heart was in the right place" the night he killed Trayvon Martin, the juror says, but he "just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done."
Posted Tuesday, July 16th 2013 @ 8am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff