Juror B29: Zimmerman ‘Got Away With Murder’

Juror B29 Zimmerman 'Got Away With Murder'The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents.

‘We felt he was guilty’

“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”

The court had sealed the jurors’ identities during the trial and still hasn’t lifted the order, but Juror B29 edged out of the shadows in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts. She allowed her face to be shown, but — concerned for her safety — used only a first name of Maddy. The nursing assistant and mother of eight children was selected as a juror five months after she had moved to Seminole County, Fla., from Chicago.


‘Got away with murder’

Despite the prosecution’s claim the Zimmerman profiled Martin because he was black, Maddy said the case was never about race to her, although she didn’t want to speak for her fellow jurors. But her feelings about Zimmerman’s actions are clear.

“George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can’t get away from God. And at the end of the day, he’s going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with,” Maddy said. “[But] the law couldn’t prove it.”

Zimmerman concedes he shot and killed Martin in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012, but maintains he fired in self-defense.

Do you think George Zimmerman really got away with murder, or was it really just self-defense? Air out your comments via the comment box below!

Source: Alyssa Newcomb | Good Morning America, Yahoo News

Image: ABC Local

Lindsey Vonn Talks To Vogue About Tiger Woods And Marriage

Lindsey Vonn Talks To Vogue About Tiger Woods And MarriageVogue‘s Jonathan Van Meter met with the famed alpine skier Lindsey Vonn to discuss things like her continued rehabilitation from a terrifying injury in February and her divorce from Thomas Vonn. Obviously, her relationship with Tiger Woods was a subject that was broached in the interview.

‘Long-distance’

Vonn and Woods’ story starts as a great many romances do: They met as friends and continued their relationship until something far more serious blossomed. Sure, Woods may have sent a private jetto pick up an injured Vonn, but you get the point. Per the Vogue interview:

“We immediately clicked, you know? It was just one of those things.”

For several months, it was a long-distance phone and text friendship. “We talked a lot, corresponded a lot, and he was a good friend who was always there. And then it became more.”


‘Sworn off marriage’

For the moment, Vonn is just trying to get a handle on golf, a sport that mandates hours of attention—compared to her own sport, which is over in a flash. It certainly seems like the relationship is making both golfer and skier extremely happy, but don’t expect any surprise engagements, because Vonn has sworn off marriage.

Van Meter writes, “When I ask her if marriage will ever be in the cards for her again, she grimaces: ‘No, thanks! I am definitely not getting married. To anyone.'”

For now, she seems content to merely date Woods, which makes sense considering both of their trying schedules and painful past relationships.

Do you think Linsey Vonn will eventually marry Tiger Woods? Or, should we just take her word for it?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar | Bleacher Report

Image: NPR