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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Literary and media manager Sharlene Martin says she has signed the juror still known only as B-37, her official court designation during the trial.
Martin says in a statement that the juror will write the book with her husband, an attorney.
She says the co-authors will begin working on a book proposal and submitting it to interested publishers.
"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," Martin says. "It could open a whole new dialogue about laws that may need to be revised and revamped to suit a 21st century way of life.
"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," the statement says.
Martin says the juror contacted her on Sunday, one day after the verdict was returned. She says a high-ranking producer from one of the morning shows referred the juror to her.
She says they have not decided whether they will participate in any media interviews until the book is finished.
According to notes from the jury selection process, juror B-37 is a white, middle-aged woman from Seminole County who works as a chiropractor. Under pre-trial questioning, she described the protests that took place in Sanford, Fla., after she shooting as "rioting."