George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Jurors found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)
Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was declared not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin just two days ago, but one of the six female jurors who made the controversial decision to acquit is already shopping a tell-all book.
Literary agent Sharlene Martin said she signed the juror—known only as B-37 to the media and public—and her husband, who is an attorney, and the pair will soon try to sell a book about her experience during the three-week, televised trial.
Martin told Yahoo News that the juror reached out to her on the advice of a producer from a morning show. The media has been prevented by a court order from reporting on the identities of any of the six jurors. The juror may publish the book anonymously, Martin said in a statement, “given the sensitivity of the verdict and the outpouring of mixed reactions by the American public.”
Juror B37 was described by the Associated Press as “a white woman who volunteers rescuing animals” who has two grown children. She and her attorney husband both had concealed weapons permits, but let them lapse. “During the last round of questioning, she said she had an issue with the type of weapons people are allowed to carry,” according to the AP. “She also thought weapons' training was inadequate for people seeking permits.”
The juror was also very critical of the media, saying that she only used newspapers to line her parrot cages and that news is "skewed one way or the other." She referred to peaceful marches demanding the arrest of Zimmerman in Sanford as "riots."
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
Martin is also representing the soon-to-be released "PICTURE PERFECT: The Jodi Arias Story" by Shanna Hogan.
The Orlando Sentinel has filed a request with Judge Debra Nelson asking for a hearing about the jurors' anonymity order.