George Zimmerman Trial Juror Plans Book, Will Reveal Why Jury Had 'No Option' But To Rule 'Not Guilty' (UPDATE)

UPDATE: 7/16 7:49 a.m. -- Literary agent Sharlene Martin tweeted a statement from Juror B37 Monday night. It appears the unnamed juror's plans for a book have stalled.


One of the six jurors in the George Zimmerman trial is set to break her silence in an upcoming book about her experience sitting on the jury for one of the most controversial trials of the century thus far.

Juror B37, who was one of six women to find Zimmerman not guilty Saturday night after 16 hours of deliberation, signed a deal with Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin.

"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 said in a press release obtained by The Huffington Post. "It 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 [n]ot [g]uilty due to the manner in which he was charged and the content of the jury instructions.”

The couple reached out to Martin on Sunday after being referred to the literary agent, who has handled other hot-button books, such as If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by the Goldman family; Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six by Buchanan, Erik Landemalm and Anthony Flacco; Honor Bound by Raffaele Sollecito; and the upcoming Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story by Shanna Hogan.

The identities of the six jurors -- identified only as B76, B37, E6, B29, E40 and B51 -- were sealed at the outset of the trial, ABC News notes. The Anonymity Order remains in effect until further notice.

"Any attempt to identify jurors is a violation of the current order," Michelle Kennedy, Public Information Officer for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, tweeted. "Jurors were given packets of letters from the media containing interview requests. They expressed no interest at this time."

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office also added that the jurors "remain protected by order of the court."

The jury was made up of six women, five white and one believed to be Hispanic, according to ABC News. Ages ranged from early 30s to 60s. Five are mothers, four have experience with guns or have relatives who are gun owners, and two share a passion for saving animals. They reached the "not guilty" decision on the second day of deliberation.