Witness responds to suggestion that Trayvon lied before getting shot: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’

By David Edwards
Thursday, June 27, 2013 15:54 EDT
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Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel (Fox News /screen grab)
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A witness for the prosecution on Thursday politely told George Zimmerman’s attorney that he was acting “real retarded” by suggesting that slain teen Trayvon Martin lied in a phone call just minutes before he was shot.

“Of course, you don’t know if he was telling the truth or not,” attorney Don West insisted to witness Rachel Jeantel, who was speaking to Martin on the phone just minutes before he was shot by Zimmerman.

“Why would he need to lie about that, sir?” Jeantel asked.

“Maybe he decided to assault George Zimmerman and he didn’t want you to know about it,” West said.

“That’s real retarded, sir,” Jeantel pointed out. “Trayvon did not know him.”

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast June 27, 2013.

(h/t: Salon)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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