Maybe a book by a juror in the
On Monday it was announced that one of the jurors who had found
As with the verdict itself, that announcement was met with a surprised, angry outcry. "Dirtbags!" wrote a typical commentor on our post. On
While some of the responses to that tweet were still angry, the bulk of the replies took on a different tone. A typical one came from @GinaMontana_: "thank you. The Martins have suffered enough & the people who rendered an unjust verdict should not be able to then profit."
Juror B37 released a statement saying she had changed her mind about the book. "Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury," the juror said. "I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to (protect) our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case."