A juror in the George Zimmerman case has signed a deal to write a book about the trial. The unidentified woman, known only as juror B37, will work with Martin Literary Management President Sharlene Martin. According to CBS affiliate WTEV, she is a white woman in her 30s.
Saturday evening, the verdict in the George Zimmerman case was announced after three weeks of testimony. The jury of six women found the 29-year-old not guilty of killing the 17-year-old unarmed black teenager last February. His acquittal sparked reactions from around the world, including civil rights organization NAACP, which said Sunday that they are “deeply troubled by the jury’s verdict.” Protests were held around the country after the decision was announced, including in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
Martin said in a statement regarding the book deal, “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,” he continued.
The agency added “given the sensitivity of the verdict and the outpouring of mixed reactions by the American public,” the juror has chosen to remain anonymous.