Zimmerman trial juror B37 drops plans for a book(Read article summary)
Juror B37 of the Zimmerman trial first announced that she would be writing a book about the case, but then said she changed her mind when she grasped 'the depth of pain' over the case.
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A member of the jury for the George Zimmerman trial, known as Juror B37, announced plans to write a book about the trial, then stated she that she had changed her mind and would not author a book about the experience after all.
Juror B37, who also participated in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, announced that she had signed with the Martin Literary Management agency. According to MediaBistro, the juror contacted the agency on Sunday.
B37 said she would be writing the book with her husband, who is an attorney. The agency’s president, Sharlene Martin, said her “hope is that people will read Juror B37’s book... 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. 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.”
Martin said the book could also “open a whole new dialogue about laws that may need to be revised and revamped to suit a 21st century way of life.”