10 aha! moments in the Zimmerman trial

10 aha! moments in the Zimmerman trial

10. Witness #8, the “phone friend,” the real-life Rachel Jeantel, the plus-size American-born daughter of Haitian and Dominican parents, provided a few aha! moments of her own.  Right away, the defense established for the jury the many lies that Jeantel and/or her handlers had been telling.  No, Jeantel was not sixteen and a minor, as first insisted.  She was eighteen at the time of the shooting.  And no, she had not been hospitalized on hearing of Martin’s death.  That too was pure fabrication.

9. In the six-week-long hysteria between Martin’s shooting and Zimmerman’s arrest, Mary Cutcher, a thirtyish blonde, was the media’s favorite eyewitness.  To spread the message that the Sanford PD were ignoring witnesses unfavorable to Zimmerman, Cutcher appeared on local TV, on CNN’sAnderson Cooper Show, on Dateline NBC, and at rallies with the Martin family.  The State did not call on Cutcher to testify.  Prosecutors had very good reasons not to.

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