The “Not Guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, concerning the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has caused an uproar and the controversy is being felt all across the nation. Juror B73, whose name still isn’t being revealed, has just signed with literary agent Sharlene Martin (of Martin Literary Agency) to write a tell-all book about the trial.
According to the Daily Mail:
Literary agent Sharlene Martin said that the juror’s book would explain why the group of six women reached the decision to acquit the former neighborhood watch volunteer.
‘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,’ she said.
It’s amazing how quick people jump on the book deals. While no specific information has been released regarding the potential publisher of the book, the juror has taken the first necessary steps to share her story. Martin claims that the book could potentially open a dialogue regarding why current laws might — and should — be revised to better fit within our society.
‘”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,” Sharlene Martin adds.
The identities of all the jurors in the case are currently being kept secret until the judge lifts the order to protect them. Many people involved with the case believe that their names should be released, though I’m sure the judge is only looking out for their safety. What do you think about this revealing book? Do you think this book is necessary to open a dialogue surrounding the issues this case raised?