Zimmerman Trial Enters 5th Day

Testimony George Zimmerman’s murder trial enters its fifth day Friday, a day after the former neighborhood watch volunteer’s attorney tried to demonstrate that the woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin shortly before he was fatally shot was not believable because her story changed over the course of the last year.

Defense attorney Don West grilled star prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel Tuesday about a letter she had a friend write for Martin’s parents in the weeks after the February, 2012 incident, describing the phone conversation she had with Martin as he walked from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., back to his father’s fiancee’s home in a gated community.

West pressed her on what he indicated were inconsistencies between the letter and Jeantel’s subsequent depositions and testimony – in particular her recent revelation that Martin told her he was being followed by a “creepy-ass cracker.”

“Why wasn’t ‘creepy-ass cracker’ in prior interviews?” asked West, one of the attorneys for Zimmerman, who is facing a charge of second-degree murder.


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