Nov 05, 2013 08:08 PM EST | James Knight
A juror from the Trayvon Martin murder case recently spoke out about her experience, saying that the trial ruined her life. She also stated that she believes George Zimmerman was really guilty and that holding his gun has caused her great stress.
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The only minority juror in the Trayvon Martin murder case has been making a lot of noice lately. The juror, formerly known only by her court ID number B29, has done a series of interviews since the trial. Now known only as Maddy, she claims that she lost her job and has received death threats as a result of the verdict.
Maddy recently released a statement, where she spoke about the stress she has been under, telling Inside Edition:
"Emotionally, mentally, physically, I’m so drained. I can’t stop thinking about the case. I have a heart. I got to hold the gun that killed this boy. I saw pictures I didn’t need to see.”
Maddy previously told ABC's Robin Roberts that she thought Zimmerman was guilty, saying:
"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. [But] the law couldn't prove it."
She went on to say that there wasn't much that she could do about the verdict, adding:
"I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end. That's where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone, then you get charged for it. But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't say he's guilty. As much as we were trying to find this man guilty…they give you a booklet that basically tells you the truth, and the truth is that there was nothing that we could do about it. I feel the verdict was already told."
Maddy continued to talk about how the trial has affected her life, saying:
"It's hard for me to sleep, it's hard for me to eat because I feel I was forcefully included in Trayvon Martin's death. And as I carry him on my back, I'm hurting as much Trayvon's Martin's mother because there's no way that any mother should feel that pain."
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