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Four Zimmerman jurors distance themselves from Juror B37

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Four of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are distancing themselves from statements that another juror made in a televised interview.

The four jurors issued a statement late Tuesday that the opinions expressed by Juror B37 to CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night are not representative of their views. They say Juror B37 was only speaking for herself.

"We, the undersigned jurors... ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives. We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B-37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below," the statement read, and signed with the their juror numbers: B51, B76, E6 and E40.

The four jurors' statement says Martin's death weighed heavily on their hearts and that the trial was physically draining for them.

"The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do. We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through," the statement read.

Juror B37 said the actions of the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager's fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn't actually break the law.

The court has not released the names of the six-woman jury.

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