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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Zimmerman Trial: Prosecution Key Witness Admits She Can't Read Letter She Supposedly Wrote

By Susan Duclos

The prosecutors in the Zimmerman trial are like the keystone cops, witness called to the stand end up making better points for the defense than they do for the prosecution, and now their star witness, Rachel Jeantel, admits under cross examination that she cannot read a letter she supposedly wrote to Trayvon Martin's mother because it is written in cursive and she cannot read cursive, and admitting she didn't even write the letter.

ABC News reports:

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 embarrassing 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.

For the record, this is not the only lie the prosecution's key witness has told during the course of the investigation.

Legal Insurrection is providing excellent, daily coverage of the Zimmerman trial, detailing each witness and what is happening in the court room.

Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit provides video where Trayvon's girlfriend, Jeantel, also admits that it was Trayvon who referred to Zimmerman using racial slurs, not the other way around, by referring to Zimmerman as a "crazy ass cracker."


CNN provides video of Jeantel explaining why she lied under oath:


TalkLeft has a a complete rundown of Jeantel's "antics" on the stand to date. It is a must-read piece.

As has been the case from day one,  people continue to make assumptions from the court of public opinion, some determining Zimmerman is innocent, some deciding his guilt, all before the trial is even concluded.

What can be said right now from the testimony to date, is that the prosecutors have made their job  much harder and the defense attorney's job that much easier, by offering witnesses that are contradicting the case they are trying to lay out against Zimmerman.