Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Trayvon Martin's Friend, Who Was Talking To Him on the Phone Before He Died, Testifies in Court
Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year old friend who was talking to Trayvon Martin right before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, has testified in court. She is being called the star witness.
Jeantel said Martin used derogatory language to describe George Zimmerman shortly before the confrontation, and she described her conversation with Trayvon in great detail. She also told the courts that Trayvon described George as a "creepy, white... cracker." She also said he joked that he "might be a rapist."
The prosecution asked Jeantel what Trayvon was complaining about on the night he was killed. She responded, “That a man just kept watching him,” she replied.
Legal experts, however, have criticized her testimony saying that she lost her credibility. In addition, to being "disrespectful" in the court room when she reportedly kept sighing and visibly got agitated with some of the prosecution's questions, she also admitted to lying about her age, and about why she didn't attend the funeral.
She initially told authorities that she was 16-years old when the incident happened, but she was actually 18. She also told Trayvon's parents that she did not attend the funeral because she was in the hospital, but it was later revealed that she didn't attend the funeral because she didn't want to see the body.
Watch the clip below:
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