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.
I don't think she has an IQ of 80
Depending on a stupid jury and thought they would get away with it. You wouldn’t believe some of the nimrods I’ve seen on jury duty.
Did she under oath claim to have written the letter?
Did it come from a Kinko’s in Texas?
Don’t mean a thing. When HLN had their mock jury on last night...THEY ALL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE GAY GUY...SAID SHE WAS EXTREMELY CREDIBLE AND HELPED THE PROSECUTION!!!!!!
I am serious...they are setting this thing up for race riots...nothing else.
if she can’t read cursive, then who wrote the letter?
Is the prosecutions’ whole case based on this idiot woman????
In the Rockford,Illinois public school system, teaching cursive is PROHIBITED. One teacher who was trying to do it on the sly got in troble for it, and he had to stop.
> If Zimmerman ends up convicted, it will be a huge travesty
> of justice.
But it he’s not convicted, there will be riots aplenty.
That explains a lot. Many of America's founding documents are written in cursive. Dumschitz can't read them.
She has a 6-figure salary waiting for her in one of the alphabet Federal agencies. She may even be appointed by her father, Barack, himself.
They vote. And they breed. God help us.
"Excuse me Ma'am, but I can speak jive."
Hope “ they have her all doped up because otherwise. Darwin’s evolution is reversing into deevolution?
Where have you been? About 15% of the adults in this country are illiterate. And 21% cannot read at the 5th grade level (which includes the 14% above)
Idiocracy is here.
[shrug] It's the best the prosecution could come up with.
>> “Illiterate. In this day and age, really?” <<
You can’t say Illiterate, that’s RACISSS!
She’s communication impaired, a VICTIM!
I had read that many kids aren’t taught read cursive because all Puter and webbie objects only use block.
This is so sad.
No, she can read her government EBT card and the applications for benefits because someone is there to read them for her. Can’t understand cursive? Surprised she knew what cursive is. I’ll be anything the prosecution had to tell her to cover up for the fact that she actually can read very little of anything.
Thank God I went to grammar school in the 50's, when they still taught cursive. It sure came in handy when reading historical documents/letters. They were all written in cursive. I think the schools have made a big mistake not teaching it anymore. Just more dumbing down.
He looka lika man...
Is that the “girlfriend” Trayvon was speaking to on the phone when the shooting occurred? I dont even have to interview her to tell if she has a problem with telling the truth. Its written all over her face
Students don't fail schools. Schools fail students. (Irony alert)
Considering how the prosecution’s side is getting destroyed and the collectivist media inciting the Blacks to riot we are going to see fireworks within a couple or few months.
I mean come up, the white man has kept her down, you can’t possibly expect her to be eloquent.
“Why would any prosecutor put on that witness knowing what was coming?”
My belief (and that’s all it is) is that the prosecution has been put on no-uncertain-terms notice by the DOJ that they prosecute this case or they will most seriously regret it.
IMO there’s very simply no probative evidence in this case...a person sees what they (choose to) see.
Studying ain’t ‘keepin’ it real.’
Well, I know who is gonna play her in the movie.......