Jeantel: Zimmerman Verdict 'BS'
Trayvon Martin's friend talks to Piers Morgan
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
Witness Rachel Jeantel continues her testimony during George Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Jacob Langston, Pool)

(Newser) – Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak with the teen and the witness who testified that she heard Trayvon yell at George Zimmerman to "get off," has one word for the not-guilty verdict: "BS." She tells CNN she's "disappointed, upset, angry, questioning, and mad" about the acquittal, and she says the case revolved around race: "Let's be honest ... it was racial," she told Piers Morgan last night. "If Trayvon was white and he had a hoodie on, would that happen?"

She called Zimmerman "weak," saying he's not a "real man" since he didn't testify. As for his defense team, it acted "like a punk" by trying to paint Trayvon as the threat, she said. Juror B37 was also on CNN last night, and she told Anderson Cooper she didn't find Jeantel's testimony "very credible," but said she "felt very sorry for her. ... I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills." Jeantel told Morgan that made her "angry" and "upset." As for Don West, who aggressively cross-examined her, Jeantel pointed out that she "never cussed out" the defense attorney. "The only reason I have not said nothing to Don Weston [sic] 'cause my parents taught me better. That's an adult; you don't have the right to disrespect an adult."

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Jul 18, 2013 5:08 AM CDT
Jeantel the racist one if you ask me she was what help cause the not guilty verdict and they had no evidence supporting the case. Mean while in Chicago 23 people have been killed in July we don't hear nothing about that. R.I.P. TRAYVON MARTIN God bless the familys.
Jul 17, 2013 12:59 PM CDT
everything's BS! but ain't it a real bitch when it strikes home?!
Jul 17, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
Last night I Googled up pictures of GZ's head 'wounds', from the back and side views and you know what, his head has a natural protrusion just above the nape of his neck, that sticks out farther than anyplace else on the back of his head. If his head was being pounded on the cement, that protrusion should have been the point that was taking the brunt of the pounding, but guess what, there wasn't a mark in that area. All the abrasions were ABOVE that spot. If he was telling the truth, there is no way that spot could have escaped any cuts at all. Caught in ANOTHER lie Zimmie! I'm surprised the Prosecution didn't question the 'expert' about that.