Sunday, November 3, 2013
I write today about Maddy LNU, who was a member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman. She ended up being the only member of the 6-person jury to hold out for a guilty verdict. As all of you know, she eventually caved because the other jurors, led by Juror37, convinced her that the prosecution failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he intended to kill Trayvon Martin.
Can you say catastrophic error?
The prosecution did not have to prove Zimmerman intended to kill Trayvon Martin because intent to kill is not an element of second degree murder.
The jury instructions informed the jury that the prosecution only had to prove that he intended to commit the acts that resulted in Trayvon’s death. In other words, the prosecution only had to prove that he intended to shoot Trayvon.
Unfortunately, nothing can be done to correct the error because the Double Jeopardy Clause prohibits a retrial
We can, however, spread the word and keep on spreading the word that the jury flat out blew the call. Although its verdict must stand because of the Double Jeopardy Clause, we do not have to accept it and move on.
The simple truth is Zimmerman was and remains a psychopath with a gun and there is a substantial probability that he is going to shoot and kill someone else.
Apparently, the lives of Maddy and her family are in the toilet. She appeared on Inside Edition recently,
Maddy said she had a lost friends and a full-time nursing home job because she served on the jury that acquitted Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting. Maddy also revealed that she has received death threats and that her family is close to being evicted from her four-bedroom home in Seminole County.
She may have found a benefactor, however. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Doug Kaplan, the managing partner at Gravis Marketing, was touched by her tale of woe on Inside Edition and has decided to offer her a full-time job.
I am curious to know your reaction to the news.
I am frustrated by the improper verdict. Part of me wants to tell her that she deserves all of the criticism. She had an opportunity to stand-up strong for justice and she caved. I believe she deserves to be criticized and should apologize for not standing up to B37 and the other jurors.
On the other hand, she is not the only person who deserves to be blamed and her family does not deserve to suffer the consequences of her bad decision.
I believe the prosecution deserves most of the blame and I intend to continue making that point.
What do you folks think?
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