It’s early in the show trial of George Zimmerman on what is an open and shut case of self-defense to any disinterested party, but the prosecution has been a farce thus far.
Yesterday, the prosecution’s witness made Zimmerman out to be responsible, respectful, thoughtful and most important, *reasonable* in her testimony.
(Legal Insurrection) – Ms. Dorival works for the Sanford Police Department and played a major role in coordinating with George Zimmerman to establish the Neighborhood Watch Program at the Retreat at Twin Lakes community. Her role is to instruct the residents on how the NWP works, and provide guide lines on its operation….
[Defense attorney] West then explored some hypothetical situations and asked her if they were the types of scenarios in which she would advise a NWP participant to report suspicious behavior to the police. He then went on to describe precisely the behavior in which Trayvon Martin had been engaged–wandering aimlessly in the rain, looking into buildings, walking outside of normal paths in areas one would not normally expect a person to walk. Oh, definitely, answered Dorival, that’s exactly the kind of behavior we encourage NWP participants to report to the police.
There was the president of the homeowner’s association who commended some construction workers for “following at a distance” the suspect in some burglaries that was arrested, and the HOA’s president thought so highly of their actions he sent them a commendation.
Then there was what was going to be the state’s star witness, Selene Bahadoor.
She claimed she heard footsteps “from left to right”, but the defense noted that she had never mentioned this in a whole series of interviews prior to her testimony on this day in court. Whoops. The pregnant pause before she admitted this was painful to watch. Oh yeah, she also “liked” Trayvon Martin’s page on Facebook, but not Zimmerman’s. No bias there.
Also Tuesday, the prosecution acknowledged that Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend, yet another touted “star” witness, lied in her earlier testimony:
(Daily Caller) – The murder case against half-Latino neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was dealt a devastating blow Tuesday, when prosecutors acknowledged that their star witness, the 19-year old former girlfriend of the late Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, lied under oath.
The woman, who also told police she was on the phone with Martin shortly before his death, falsely testified that she was in the hospital on the day of Martin’s funeral — perhaps to garner sympathy.
“In fact, she lied,” defense attorney Don West said. Prosecutors also acknowledged her lie, but were reportedly vague about whether they would charge the woman with perjury.
The woman’s lie demonstrates another hole in the second-degree murder case against Zimmerman.
Martin’s girlfriend, truly a piece of human debris, also has a long list of trashy social media posts, as the Smoking Gun reports:
Prosecutors handling the second-degree murder case want to use Jeantel’s testimony to portray Zimmerman as the aggressor in the confrontation which left the 17-year-old Martin dead from a single gunshot to the chest.
Before even taking the stand, Jeantel has caused problems for prosecutors. Earlier this year, government lawyers had to acknowledge that Jeantel lied under oath when she claimed that the reason she did not attend Martin’s funeral was due to a hospitalization.
On March 5, when Jeantel’s lie was disclosed during a court hearing, the teenager made a pair of Twitter posts apparently referring to the revelation. “Jus got home n hear wat was going and I’m angry,” she wrote. In her next tweet, Jeantel–who uses the handle “@MsRachel_94”–wrote “remember who cause the funeral to happen keep it 100% Mr. ass hoe.” She added, “damn they p*ssed me off… and I’m sick too “HELL NAW.”
In a February 24 tweet, Jeantel appears to reference Martin’s killing nearly a year earlier. “In church wit friends n im jus think bout last year sunday wow I should have been in church the whole day and night omg made lord be with me.” A following tweet nhttps://www.spamarrest.com/members/webmail/folder.do?folder=INBOX&clearSearch=yesoted that “they black ass laugh bout last year…they ass goin to hell for laugh bout that shit.”
In other posts that Sunday, Jeantel referred to smoking, drinking, and getting high. “Lol we going to hell for smoke on Sunday I need some more drink,” one tweet noted. A follow-up tweet read, “I hope I dnt hit no one tonight lord plz watch my driving.”
On February 26, the one-year anniversary of Martin’s death, Jeantel tweeted, “Omg people calling n praying n shit lol I need a drink smoke and a pray my head killing me right now cannot wait when this day end.”
In mid-April, Jeantel–whose Twitter profile photo is captioned “Ms. Diamond”–noted, “Shit always happen when u doin Gud wit life .last year I had to deal wit people dyin n I’m tired of all those shits makin me not think right.”
On April 21, she wrote, “I do not know if I want to be a homicide detective u got to tell the family they love one died n shit they crying n shit oh lord I dnt kno.”
On her Facebook page, Jeantel uploaded a photo Sunday showing an empty bottle of Hennessy cognac, along with the caption, “Last drink for the week long ass week too.” According to her Facebook profile, Jeantel attended Miami Norland Senior High School and has “studied criminal justice at Miami University.” As for where she works, Jeantel reported, “My mama n daddy do all the work I just spend it.”
Thus far, it seems, the state’s witch-hunt prosecution continues to fall apart.
Their “star” witnesses, even when not human debris like Trayvon Martin’s so-called “girlfriend”, have done nothing to bolster the state’s case, but in fact have aided the defense.
And those fingernails are hideous.