4 jurors in George Zimmerman murder trial write letter requesting privacy

Published On: Jul 16 2013 10:40:07 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 12:24:43 PM EDT
George Zimmerman
SANFORD, Fla. -

Four jurors in the George Zimmerman case wrote a letter to the public asking for privacy, as juror B37 releases a statement after her CNN interview.

The jurors also commented on the opinions of another juror, only identified as B37, who was interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

The letter from the four jurors says:

"We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case. But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.

Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.

We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through. Thank you."

The letter was signed by Juror B-51, Juror B-76, Juror E-6 and Juror E-40.

Juror B37 said the actions of the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

Juror B37 spoke out again on Wednesday after the CNN interview, saying "my prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than "not guilty" in order to remain within the instructions."

The court has not released the names of the six-woman jury.

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