After the Trayvon Martin case’s and the stunning acquittal, a Zimmerman juror already has attempted to secure a book deal to talk about the case that led to the release of a teen’s admitted killer and widespread Trayvon Martin protests over the controversial verdict.
The Zimmerman juror seeking a book deal is B37 — all six women on the jury have chosen to remain anonymous after the controversy failed to abate.
As news broke that the Zimmerman juror’s book plans were announced, details about the woman set to write the book began to leak out.
What we know so far about juror B37 is that she referred to Trayvon Martin as a “boy of color,” and was under the mistaken impression there were “Trayvon Martin riots” in Sanford before Zimmerman was arrested.
It makes sense that B37 would be uninformed on the situation in Sanford, as she freely admitted to hating the media. Her scant knowledge on the Trayvon Martin case before the jury was selected boiled down to the shooting being an “unfortunate incident that happened,” and claimed to only use newspapers to line her parrot’s cage.
Juror B37 and her husband — a “space lawyer” — signed with Martin Literary Management, and the agency says in a statement:
“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… 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.”
It is not known whether they will participate in any media at this time or decide to reveal their identities given the sensitivity of the verdict and the outpouring of mixed reactions by the American public.
Global Grind’s Michael Skolnik says of the juror and her role in the decision to find George Zimmerman not guilty:
juror who signed with lit agent called Trayvon “boy of color” and said there were “riots” in Sanford. I was concerned about her from get go
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 15, 2013
The Zimmerman juror’s book deal is not yet official, but it appears the book is very likely forthcoming.