Juror B37: George Zimmerman's “Heart Was in the Right Place”

Juror B37: “Zimmerman’s Heart Was in the Right Place”

As "comforting" as that statement is, Zimmerman's heart being in the "right place" didn't stop him from shooting through Trayvon's

by #teamEBONY, July 16, 2013

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Juror B37: George Zimmerman's “Heart Was in the Right Place”

Juror B37: George Zimmerman's “Heart Was in the Right Place”

Media-hating juror B37 from the George Zimmerman trial spoke with Anderson Cooper on Monday night. Among other things, the juror explained to Cooper how she believes that Zimmerman's “heart was in the right place,” and how she “did not think race played a role” in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. 

"I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place, but 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," she told Cooper. "But I think his heart was in the right place. It just went terribly wrong."

She also said she believed Martin threw the first punch. "I think the roles changed. I think George got in a little bit too deep, which he shouldn't have been there. But Trayvon decided that he wasn't going to let him scare him … and I think Trayvon got mad and attacked him," she said, adding that she had “no doubt” Zimmerman feared for his life. "He had a right to defend himself," she said.

 
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