Many Ask 'Where Did Zimmerman Prosecution Go Wrong?'
The big question coming out of the George Zimmerman verdict is 'Where did the prosecution go wrong?' INSIDE EDITION gets input from legal experts.
A George Zimmerman juror has signed a deal to write a tell-all book. The juror known only as B37 has signed on with a literary agent.
The agent, Charlene Martin of Martin Literary Management, said, "The reader will 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."
This is what we know about juror B37. She's the daughter of an Air Force captain. Her husband is a lawyer who works in the space program.
Meanwhile, many are asking, 'Where did the prosecution go wrong?' following the George Zimmerman verdict.
INSIDE EDITION’s Paul Boyd spoke to CBS legal analyst Jack Ford.
Ford said, “I wasn't surprised. There was such different testimony here, and such conflicting testimony. My guess is that the jurors may have walked into that jury room and said to each other, 'You know what? We just don't know what happened.' That is essentially the definition of reasonable doubt."
Lead prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda defended his team's strategy in an interview with CNN on Monday.
He said, “We don't get to pick our witnesses. We've got to deal with what we've got and we've got to do the best we can.”
De la Rionda was asked to give a one-word description of Zimmerman, which was "Lucky."
Zimmerman's lawyers Mark O’Mara and Don West made a similar point on Good Morning America.
O'Mara said, "They were wrong when they charged him. I think they charged him with reasons that had nothing to do with the facts of the case because the Sanford Police Department decided not to charge him."
Special prosecutor Angela Corey, who made the decision to charge Zimmerman with murder is also taking heat for her demeanor and stylish appearance during the press conference right after Saturday night's verdict.
CNN said, “Some critics say she sounded like she was accepting an Academy Award instead of of talking about a case her team lost.”
One observer says her outfit was "more appropriate for a cocktail party."
Actress Mia Farrow tweeted that Angela Corey was: "gushing in evening attire and makeup. Go sit with the family."
Despite the not guilty verdict, Zimmerman’s legal problems are not over. He could face a civil suit by Trayvon Martin's parents and the U.S. Justice Department is looking to see if there could be federal charges.
Ford said, “Here's what the Justice Department is taking a look at—was there a criminal event that was a violation of Trayvon Martin's civil rights, the civil right to be safe, that was done and committed by George Zimmerman because of his race."
An NAACP online petition calling for the Justice Department to intervene has nearly half-a-million signatures.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
Crump said, "The message is you can't do this and not be held accountable."
The TrayvonMartinFoundation.org is raising funds for families of victims of violence.
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