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Juror: Zimmerman got away with murder

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The second juror to speak publicly told ABC News in an interview made available yesterday that she feels George Zimmerman got away with murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but that there wasn't enough evidence at trial to convict him under Florida law.

Juror B29 told Robin Roberts that she favored convicting Zimmerman of second-degree murder when the six-woman jury began deliberations.

"I was the juror that was going to give them a hung jury," she said. "I fought to the end." But by the second day of deliberating, she realized there wasn't enough proof to convict the 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer of a crime.

"George Zimmerman got away with murder, but you can't get away from God," she said. "And at the end of the day, he's going to have a lot of questions and answers he has to deal with."

Zimmerman was acquitted earlier this month of second-degree murder and of manslaughter in the 2012 slaying of the unarmed 17-year-old from Miami during a confrontation in Sanford. The case spawned heated national debates about racial profiling and the so-called "stand your ground" self-defense laws in Florida and other states.

Zimmerman was seen publicly last week for the first time since the trial when he assisted a family after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway.

Juror B29 is the second panelist to go public with what went on during the deliberations. She allowed her face to be shown and used her first name, Maddy, unlike Juror B37, who was interviewed on CNN last week with her face obscured.

Four jurors, not including B29, issued a statement last week saying the opinions expressed by Juror B37 to CNN's Anderson Cooper did not represent their views. That juror said the actions of Zimmerman and Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

Juror B29 also told ABC that she didn't believe race was an issue in the trial. The judge has refused to release the names or biographical information about the jurors, but B29 said she was 36 and Puerto Rican. The other women on the jury were white.

Juror B29 said she feels like she owes Martin's parents an apology.

"I felt like I let a lot of people down, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Did I go the right way? Did I go the wrong way?' " she said.

-- AP

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