Friday, June 28, 2013

Stand By Me

Trayvon Martin is back in the news with the fifth day of the George Zimmerman trial including testimony by Trayvon's childhood friend, 19 year old high school student Raychel Jeantel who described speaking with Trayvon on the phone moments before he was killed by Zimmerman.  Right after the phone was apparently dropped, and immediately before the line disconnected, Ms. Jeantel - who had stayed with her friend on the phone as he was pursued by Zimmerman - heard Trayvon saying, "Get off! Get off!"

Democracy Now! reports below on the 5th day, discussing the prosecution's efforts to discredit the high school student's testimony.

Reuters reports that another witness today, Jonathan Goode, undermined a key component of Zimmerman's defense by stating that he never saw Trayvon slam Zimmerman's head into the concrete. 

At the link here, the attorney for the Martin family, Daryl Parks, speaks to the press alongside Trayvon's parents, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton.

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