Skip to comments.George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting
Posted on 06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT by iowamark
A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
"Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked.
Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive."
It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.
Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name...
During nearly two hours of cross examination Wednesday in which he tried to raise questions about her version of events and accused her of telling several lies under oath, including about her whereabouts during Martin's wake.
"Under oath, you created a lie and said you went to the hospital?" asked West.
"Yes," responded Jeantel. She said she lied because she didn't want to see the body.
Jeantel became increasingly agitated and scoffed when West told her that she would have to continue testifying.
She is seen as a critical witness to the prosecution because she is the only person able to say that Martin claimed that he noticed a strange man following him and that he was scared. Jeantel said Martin described the stranger as a "creepy ass cracker."
Jeantel said Martin, 17, was walking home during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game when he became unnerved because he was being followed.
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Do you hear that giant sucking sound?
Good grief....what an absolute circus, with clowns aplenty! Doesn’t say much for Jeb Bush’s vaunted Florida education reforms that this 19 year old can’t read. And if it’s the prosecutor who had this fake letter written, he should be disbarred.
“Do you hear that giant sucking sound?”
So that is what Ross Perot was speaking of years ago!
Illiterate. In this day and age, really?
White gravy or brown gravy?
If Zimmerman ends up convicted, it will be a huge travesty of justice.
IOW...she’s illiterate AND a liar.
Her twitter feed tells about her.
I want to know WHO wrote it then!!!
If she didn’t write that letter, who did? I’m guessing someone at the prosecutor’s office.
Is that her ‘court hair’?
So, the prosecution’s star witness was absolutely destroyed on cross-examination. Totally. Why would any prosecutor put on that witness knowing what was coming?
How did she WRITE the letter if she can’t read it?
This is as criminal and against every Law
as the Undocumented Tyrant
helping al Qaeda while the US Congress hides in its
troughs, brothels, and banks.
This 19 year old is a ‘rising senior’ - let’s give her a break and trust the government educational system to have her prepared for life - if & when she graduates from high school in 2-3 years.
What a fat, nasty, racist pig!
Zimmerman was convicted by the media on day 1.
The, “Izzz Can Write Cursive, Just Don’t Read It”, Defense.
This is the real story. The union controlled public schools in urban areas are “graduating” hordes of functional illiterates that form a permanent underclass mostly black and Hispanic. When will minorities realize they are being played for fools by the Democratic party and its hypocritical leaders? Obama, Pelosi, Kennedy, Biden and Rahm Emmanuel all vigorously oppose school vouchers for the urban poor but of course send thier kids to high quality private schools. The liberal lowlifes also manage to locate most abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. This is the message Republicans should be preaching daily.