Witness to Zimmerman Lawyer: 'That's Real Retarded'
Jeantel takes exception to suggestion that Trayvon Martin lied to her
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2013 6:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Rachel Jeantel, the last woman to talk to Trayvon Martin before he died, took the stand for a second day of questioning today, and it was once again a distinctly combative affair. Judge Debra Nelson had to step in repeatedly as defense attorney Donald West grilled Jeantel, telling the lawyer to lower his voice, and to give Jeantel a chance to answer one question before asking the next. At one point, she even had to ask the lawyer to take a step back as he leaned over Jeantel to discuss Martin's cell phone records, USA Today reports.

But the money quote came when West suggested that Martin may have lied to her so that she wouldn't know he was going to attack George Zimmerman. "That's real retarded, sir," Jeantel calmly replied. For full coverage on the increasingly sensational trial, click here.

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Cliffy44
Jul 1, 2013 6:18 AM CDT
IF Rachel Jeantel was the star witness for my litigation, I would literally throw myself upon the mercy of the court. I have never seen a more dishonest, disrespectful person appear in any court of law, anywhere in the United States, ever. It shows an extreme lack of integrity, previously unparalled. OR, is she secretly a witness for the defense? That would make sense.
KDickley
Jun 28, 2013 7:44 PM CDT
The first day testimony of this lying racist welfare bum didn't help the prostecution. They schooled her better the 2nd day, ( less eye rolling, more respectful, etc.). She still isn't believable.
Lefty_Libby
Jun 28, 2013 7:40 PM CDT
After dinner, your wife asks you to go pick up some milk for the kids' breakfast. On the way back from your parking lot, a guy you don't know is following you. You break into a trot, and so does he. Suddenly he grabs you, and you notice a gun in his waistband. Frightened, you fight for your life and manage to get on top of him, but he gets a shot off. Your wife and kids never see you again. Did he rightfully kill you in self-defense?