ANDERSON COOPER, host of AC360: She's the first juror to speak out publicly, the first to talk about how she saw the powerful testimony that all of us saw, which testimony resonated with her and the other jurors, which evidence persuaded her and the other five women on the panel.
What happened inside that jury room, what does she think really happened the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin?
COOPER: When you first sat down in the jury, when you first gathered together, what was it like?
Did you know how big this --
JUROR: It was unreal. It was unreal. It was like -- it was like something that -- why would they want to pick me? Why would I be picked over all these hundreds of people that they interviewed?
COOPER: And when the trial started, what was the first day like? There were the opening statements. Don West told a joke, what did you think of that?
JUROR: The joke was horrible. I just -- nobody got it. I didn't get it until later, and then I thought about it. And I'm like, I guess that could have been funny, but not in the context he told it.
COOPER: Going into the trial, did you have an idea in your mind about what happened?
JUROR: No, because I hadn't followed the trial at all. I mean, I'd heard bits and pieces of what had happened, and the names that were involved, but not any details.
COOPER: So take me back if you can to that first day, the opening statements, what do you remember about them? What stood out to you?
JUROR: Not a whole lot because it seems like it's been years ago that it happened. It does. It seems like it's been a very long time that we were there.
COOPER: Was there a particular witness that stands out to you?
Who did you find to be the most credible?
JUROR: The doctor -- and I don't know his name.
COOPER: The doctor for -- that the defense called?
COOPER: All right.
COOPER: What about him?
JUROR: I thought he was awe inspiring, the experiences that he had had over in the war, and I just never thought of anybody that could recognize somebody's voice yelling, in like a terrible terror voice when he was just previously a half hour ago playing cards with him.
COOPER: This was the witness that -- the friend of George Zimmerman's who had had military experience?
JUROR: No, that was -- this was the defense --
COOPER: The defense medical examiner?
What was it like day by day just being on that jury?
JUROR: Day by day was interesting. There were more interesting things than others; when they got into the evidence it was a lot more interesting than just testimony. Some of the witnesses -- some of the witnesses were good, some of them not so good.
COOPER: Did you feel -- a lot of the analysts who were watching the trial, felt that the defense attorneys -- Mark O'Mara, Don West -- were able to turn prosecution witnesses to their advantage -- Chris Serino (ph), for instance, the lead investigator.
Did he make an impression on you?
JUROR: Chris Serino (ph) did. He -- but he -- to me, he just was doing his job. He was doing his job the way he was doing his job and he was going to tell the truth regardless of who asked him the questions.
COOPER: So you found him to be credible?
JUROR: I did, very credible.
COOPER: So when he testified that he found George Zimmerman to be more or less and overall truthful, did that make an impression on you?