Jury’s over. George Zimmerman was acquitted. And now it’s time to cash in.
One of the six jurors in the trial, identified as juror B37, is co-writing a book about the trial along with her husband, an attorney. The publishing industry news blog Galley Cat reports that though there is not, as of yet, a book deal, the juror has signed up with an agent to find her one.
A release from the agent reads:
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. 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 juror hasn’t revealed her identity, as have none of the other five women.
Update: The would-be author has decided against writing the book, following a social media campaign to quash the effort.
Descriptions of the jurors are here.