One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting death has hired a literary agent.
Sharlene Martin, president of Martin Literary Management, tells Local 6 she has signed juror B37 and her husband. Martin said juror B37 and her husband reached out to her on Sunday after being referred by a "high-ranking producer at one of the morning shows."
The six-person, all-female jury found Zimmerman not guilty on Saturday after nearly 16 hours of deliberations.
“This is a highly controversial and important case that affects many aspects of the law: “Stand Your Ground,” gun control laws, and of course race relations in the United States.” Martin said in a prepared statement. "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."
Martin continued, saying the book, "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.”
It's not clear if juror B37 will participate in media or decide to reveal her identity.
Martin Literary Management also represented "If I Did" by the Goldman Family, NY "Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue" by SEAL Team Six (Atria), "Honor Bound" by Raffaele Sollecito (Gallery) and soon to be released "Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story" by Shanna Hogan (St. Martin’s).