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