Juror in George Zimmerman case to write a book
CNN News Wire | 7/15/2013, 12:58 p.m.
One of the six women who served on the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman will be writing a book about her experiences, literary agent Sharlene Martin said Monday.
“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,” Martin, president of Martin Literary Agency, wrote in a statement.
“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,” Martin said.
Jurors were not identified by name during the trial, so the identity of the would-be author was not immediately apparent.
However, according to HLN, CNN’s sister network, juror B37 has been married 20 years, has two adult children and once had a concealed weapons permit. She has lived in Seminole County, Florida, for 18 years and volunteers for animal rescue groups, according to HLN.
In addition to exploring Florida self-defense laws, gun control and race relations, the book will show readers “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,” Martin said.
Martin has handled a number of other controversial high-profile books, including “If I Did It,” the book written by O.J. Simpson, but acquired by the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman, detailing how the killings of Goldman and Simpson’s former wife Nicole Simpson might have been committed.
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