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George Zimmerman trial juror B-29 talks to ABC
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2013 | Hal Boedeker and Amy Pavuk

Posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Another juror from the George Zimmerman trial will be stepping out on national television in interviews with ABC's Robin Roberts.

Juror B-29, the only minority juror from the controversial trial, is identified only as "Maddy."

She told court officials during the jury selection process she is a nurse on an Alzheimer's ward. She is married and has several children.

She lived in Chicago at the time Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

"Maddy" told court officials she doesn't watch the news and prefers realty television.

"Right when we got here, I got cable ... I love my reality shows," she told lawyers during jury selection.

Roberts conducted the interview with "Maddy" on Thursday morning after "Good Morning America."

The first portions of the interview will air on "World News With Diane Sawyer" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on WFTV-Channel 9.

More of the exclusive interview will be seen Thursday night on "Nightline." The full interview will air Friday on "Good Morning America," which starts at 7 a.m.

Maddy is represented by Celebration attorney David Chico. Attempts to reach him Thursday were not immediately successful.

The first juror to talk to the press was B-37, who was photographed in shadows when she spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: zimmerman

1 posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
She lived in Chicago at the time Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Yet another Chicago connection. I'd be interested to find out what her background is.

2 posted on 07/25/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Uncle Chip
she doesn't watch the news and prefers realty television.

A plaintiff lawyer's dream juror!

3 posted on 07/25/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

When you have no life, you watch and talk about other people’s lives.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 9:59:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: Uncle Chip

5 posted on 07/25/2013 9:59:22 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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Maddy is represented by Celebration attorney David Chico.

What is a Celebration attorney.???

And I wonder how much ABC is paying for these interviews???

6 posted on 07/25/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mr. K

Several children are usually enough to give plenty of real life.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 10:02:44 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: BenLurkin
A plaintiff lawyer's dream juror!

And a judge who basically stacked everything in his favor.

And he still couldn't get a conviction - that's how weak the case was.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Uncle Chip
What is a Celebration attorney.???

Celebration is a town in Florida, so, he's an attorney from Celebration, FL.

9 posted on 07/25/2013 10:04:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Uncle Chip

“reality television” is almost all fake


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:04:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Mr. K

“When you have no life, you watch and talk about other people’s lives.”

You mean, like you just did? LOL...sorry...couldn’t resist!


11 posted on 07/25/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Uncle Chip
"Maddy" told court officials she doesn't watch the news and prefers realty television.

So she's looking to move somewhere else, too?

12 posted on 07/25/2013 10:08:19 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Uncle Chip

Why can’t these people shut up? I don’t get it. Just shut up! Why continue to fan flames?


13 posted on 07/25/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Gettin Betta

yeah sorta like that


14 posted on 07/25/2013 10:09:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: kevkrom

So when some dude gets drunk and starts shooting off his gun, it really is Celebratory Fire, huh?


15 posted on 07/25/2013 10:09:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: midnightcat

It will interesting from a perspective of comparing the slugs’interviews on the OJ trial to Zimmerman’s trial.

The women on OJs jury were racist imbeciles.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if SHE can read cursive?


17 posted on 07/25/2013 10:11:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: midnightcat
Why can’t these people shut up? I don’t get it. Just shut up! Why continue to fan flames?

Two words: Book. Deal.

18 posted on 07/25/2013 10:12:14 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Uncle Chip
"Maddy" told court officials she doesn't watch the news and prefers realty television.

Realty TV?

I presume she means "House Hunters" and "House Hunters International" on HGTV?;-)

19 posted on 07/25/2013 10:13:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (I propose the segregation of Liberals from Conservatives!)
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To: kevkrom

More specifically “Celebration” is Disney’s planned, and very tightly managed and controlled, community.

ABC is owned by Disney, right?


20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kevkrom

Prosecutors are not plaintiff lawyers.

Ordinarily prosecutors are defending society against drug addicts and gangbangers. In this they have more in common with attorneys who defend you against greedy plaintiffs looking for an easy payday.

Plaintiff lawyers generally have more in common with the attorneys who try to keep drug addicts and gangbangers out of jail — and on your doorstep.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 10:14:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kevkrom
Two words: Book. Deal.

I wonder if that might have been the reason that wreckman cancelled his press conference yesterday.

It probably had nothing to do with "wanting privacy" but everything to do with shopping around his story to the right news outlet that will pay for it rather than giving it away for free.

22 posted on 07/25/2013 10:21:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tanknetter

Now that’s interesting —


23 posted on 07/25/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tanknetter

I don’t know how tightly controlled Celebration is anymore, but yes, that was Disney’s planned community. And ABC is indeed owned by Disney.

As for tight control, the Reedy Creek Development District takes the cake. That’s the incorporated government that covers all of Walt Disney World in Florida. IIRC, the entire “town” has something like 5 residents, all of whom are carefully selected by Disney and who vote the “right way” for the governing body that has to approve all of Disney’s development projects within the area.

Trivia: you can’t book a single reservation at a Disney resort in Florida for longer than 14 days (you have to make multiple reservations if you want to stay longer), supposedly so that you can’t claim the resort as your residence and therefore become a RCDC resident eligible to vote.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 10:22:31 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Uncle Chip

“What is a Celebration attorney.???”

I think they’re a prosecutor used exclusively in the NFL. you know, any excitement resulting from a spectacular touchdown play will result in loss of yardage and such.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 10:22:42 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: BenLurkin

26 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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To: tanknetter

yes,

ironic considering ABC at one time was the money sponsor of the disney tv show and an initial backer for disneyland.

now disney company owns them.

...and abc has NOTHING worth watching.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Uncle Chip

I’m going to hazard a guess that she’s the one who originally wanted 2nd degree murder. If so, I would be interested to know why she changed her vote.


28 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:43 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

Can you imagine the dust up if she says she was coerced.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 10:53:28 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Uncle Chip

celebration is the name of the disney subdivision. ya know where there are no driveways on front of house and the color of ur house needs approval. its off of I4 in kissimee orlando area


30 posted on 07/25/2013 11:14:32 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: murron
Per Drudge.....she's saying George got away with murder, but they couldn't prove it

....no surprise here, 'they' have found someone who will (for money I'm sure) say whatever she has to against George.

31 posted on 07/25/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: murron

This woman did her job. She studied the evidence and it changed her mind. She voted to acquit. She also told the interviewer that she tought the case should never have been brought in the first place due to lack of evidence, and that she felt the whole trial was a huge publicity stunt. For a black single mother of eight kids, I’d say this woman deserves accolades rather than the abuse she’s getting.


32 posted on 07/25/2013 11:53:42 AM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Uncle Chip

She said she felt”he (Zimmerman) was guilty of murder in my heart”

Any good interviewer’s follow up question would have been “You mean the same way your heart felt when OJ was acquitted”?


33 posted on 07/25/2013 11:54:55 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Guenevere

Since there was no evidence that George got away with murder, perhaps she would be wise the refrain from saying George got away with murder.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 11:58:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

If she really believed that George committed murder then why didn’t she STAND HER GROUND??????????????


35 posted on 07/25/2013 12:07:43 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Guenevere

You are right. She is only stirring up the lynch mobs with her words.


36 posted on 07/25/2013 12:10:09 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Uncle Chip

No evidence to back up her position, apparently.

Which makes me wonder why she thought he was guilty at all!

How does someone come to that conclusion in the complete absence of evidence to the contrary?


37 posted on 07/25/2013 12:10:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Benito Cereno

Then how does she say that he got away with murder? And, if it was a publicity stunt, and that due to lack of evidence the case should have never been brought in the first place, then how did she vote for 2nd degree murder at all? The fact that she’s showing her face and using any name at all tells me that she’s trying to curry favor with someone.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 1:12:50 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Benito Cereno

I agree. Even though she FELT something otherwise, she did what she was supposed to as a good juror and voted by the law.


39 posted on 07/25/2013 2:06:50 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Uncle Chip

It rather makes me feel that I would not feel badly if somone in her family was having the crap beat out of them and no way to defend themselves. That WOULD be justice.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 6:18:31 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: autumnraine

She was no doubt dragged to the Not Guilty verdict kicking and screaming all the way.

She was the juror that reporters said was least engaged, least interested in the testimony and evidence, and took the fewest notes if any.

And no doubt when the other jurors asked her for evidence from the trial for her opinions she couldn’t come up with any — only her sacred feelings.

She was probably reprimanded by the juror’s questionaire that she signed in which she agreed to set her biases aside and make her decision on the law and the evidence — and she didn’t like having to do that.


41 posted on 07/26/2013 6:30:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

She walked in there with a premade opinion. I’ll bet the request for the evidence list was for her, to prove she can’t ignore evidence because she doesn’t want to believe Trayvon wasn’t a sweet little cherub.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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