Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It,
by Lisa Bloom, 2014, published by Counterpoint.
I think the most interesting thing about this book is the bombshell mentioned in the thread title. Bloom claims to have interviewed juror B-29, aka 'Maddie'.
After ten hours of deliberations they took their first vote. Maddie, crushed, voted not guilty, along with another juror who'd initially wanted to convict. Two more continued to hold out for conviction, but Maddie knew it was hopeless. [p. 19]
This is what B-29 said in an ABC interview
aired on 7/25/13.
My first vote was second degree murder. [4:40]
I was the juror that was gonna give them the hung jury. Oh, I was. I fought to the end. [5:20]
Bloom's version of B-29's story implies that the first vote split 4/2 for acquittal. There is an earlier mention of two jurors who 'strongly favored acquittal from the beginning' (p. 18).
Juror B-37 described an even split on the 'initial vote', in her 7/15/13 interview
with Anderson Cooper (20:40).
Cooper: Did you take an initial vote to see where everybody was?
B-37: We did.
Cooper: So where was everybody, how was that first vote?
B-37: We had three not guilties, one second degree murder, and two manslaughters.
I will discuss some other aspects of the book in subsequent posts.