Critics remark on conflicting statements given by Zimmerman trial juror B29



Juror B29 in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial made headlines by saying Zimmerman got away with murder, but since the interview with ABC News aired, critics said the woman's statements have several inconsistencies.

In one sentence, the juror, who went by Maddy in the interview, said Zimmerman got away with murder, but she followed it up by saying he did the right thing.

Maddy told ABC's Robin Roberts she could've hung the jury but did not. She said all of jurors wanted to find something bad, but followed it with her telling Roberts she couldn't speak for all six jurors.

"I couldn't do anything about it. I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?'" she said.

But by the second day of deliberations, Maddy realized there wasn't enough proof to convict the 29-year-old Zimmerman in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's killing.

"I know I went the right way, because the law is followed, is the way I went but if I would've used my heart, I probably would've went a hung jury," Maddy said.

When asked if she felt bullied during deliberations, Maddy said, "I don't know if I was bullied. I trust God that I wasn't bullied."

She went on to say that she was the loudest juror "for sure" in the pool.

"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," she said. "I feel the verdict was already told. ... As the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't say he's guilty."

Maddy said she also feels just as much pain as Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, a statement that has created a lot of criticism.

Zimmerman was seen publicly for the first time last week when he assisted a family after their SUV flipped over near Interstate 4 in Sanford.

Juror B29 is the second panelist to go public with what went on during deliberations. She allowed her face to be shown and used her first name, unlike Juror B37, who was interviewed on CNN last week with her face obscured.

Four jurors, not including the one interviewed by ABC, issued a statement last week saying the opinions expressed by Juror B37 to CNN's Anderson Cooper did not represent their views.

That juror said the actions of Zimmerman and Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

Juror B29 also told ABC that she didn't believe race was an issue at the trial. Though the judge so far has refused to release the names or biographical information about the jurors, B29 said she was 36 years old and Puerto Rican.

Martin was black and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic. Martin's parents believe Zimmerman racially profiled their son and started following him after spotting him walking through the neighborhood where Zimmerman lived and Martin was visiting.