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Other Zimmerman jurors distance themselves from Juror B37

By Mike Schneider

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:39 a.m. MDT

Jerald Eggleston, 10, holds a sign as he joined the more than 100 protestors organized outside the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston in reaction to the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Protests have been held nationwide since jurors acquitted Zimmerman Saturday for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Many of the posters carried by the protesters in Houston had a picture of Martin in his hooded sweatshirt.

Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson, Associated Press

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Four of the six jurors from the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman are distancing themselves from statements another juror made in a televised interview.

The four jurors issued a brief statement Tuesday on court stationary saying the opinions expressed by Juror B37 are not representative of their views. The six-sentence statement did not specify what parts of the other juror's comments they disagreed with.

Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Juror B37 said the actions of Zimmerman and 17-year-old Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

The four other jurors said in their statement that Martin's death weighed on them.

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