The only minority juror said Thursday that George Zimmerman had "gotten away with murder."
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Juror B-39, who identified herself as Maddy, said in an interview on Thursday that she initially did not agree with a "not guilty" verdict for George Zimmerman. Maddy has become the first juror to reveal her face. She changed her vote to agree with the other jurors after she was outnumbered.
Maddy told Robin Roberts that it took her 16 hours to change her vote from "guilty" of second-degree manslaughter. Five other jurors agreed that Zimmerman was "not guilty," prompting her to change her vote although she says, "the evidence shows he's guilty."
Roberts asked Maddy if she regretted now, not maintaining her stance on a "guilty" verdict.
"Kind of. I mean, I'm the only minority, and I feel like I let a lot of people down." the juror replied in the first portion of the interview on "World News With Diane Sawyer."
The first juror to speak on a case said earlier this month also said that she had no choice but to agree that Zimmerman was "not guilty." She blamed the law for her decision.
"My prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than 'not guilty' in order to remain within the instructions. No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured," she said in the statement to CNN.
Her remarks echoed the statement made jointly by the four remaining jurors who also expressed grief over the situation.
"Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us," the statement said. "The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do."