If this is the “star witness” for the prosecution, it probably comes as good news to George Zimmerman.

From ABC News:

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 embarassing 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.

Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name.

The defense is going to have a field day when it comes to destroying her credibility:

Before the 19-year-old testified for the first time yesterday, postings on her Twitter account were reported on by the Smoking Gun, where she wrote about the case, getting high, drink driving and tweeted a picture of her ‘court nails’.

Overnight, her account appeared to have been cleaned up, with more than 40 tweets deleted, including the picture of her nails.

The references she made to Trayvon’s death and the case, including having ‘jackass lawyers on my ass’, were also deleted.

The Smoking Gun reported that on Jeantel’s sanitized Twitter account, the number of published tweets plummeted from 202 to 146.

Four tweets referring to drinking alcohol and taking drugs from February 24 were also deleted. At 19-years-old Jeantel is two years shy of the legal drinking age.

‘Party time let get high’, ‘Omg everybody high’ and ‘Lol we going to hell for smoke on Sunday I need some more drink’ have all been removed as has another reference to drink driving in which she said: ‘I hope I dnt hit no one tonight lord plz watch my driving.’

Jeantel is now claiming Martin told her on the phone he was being followed by a “creepy ass cracker,” which she never mentioned in previous testimony and wasn’t mentioned in her account of the incident in the letter to Martin’s parents that she had somebody else write.

Here’s an epically awkward moment from Jeantel’s testimony:

The prosecution is really trying to reel this witness back in now, but it might be too late:

Hinging a conviction on Jeantel could end up being a prosecution blunder that ends up being taught in law school as an example of what not to do.


17 Responses to “Awkward Moments in Court Testimony History: ‘Star Witness’ for Prosecution in Martin Trial Quickly Falling Apart”

  1. SignPainterGuy on June 27th, 2013 5:07 pm

    Face-palms aplenty !

  2. Anne on June 27th, 2013 5:46 pm


    And with that I will attempt to contain my comments.

  3. backwoodsconservative on June 27th, 2013 6:01 pm

    With brainpower like that, she has to be a liberal. She's able to be a liberal, just don't ask her to spell it.

  4. SignPainterGuy on June 27th, 2013 6:27 pm

    Definitely not in cursive !

  5. backwoodsconsr on June 27th, 2013 7:00 pm

    She only speaks cursive language.

  6. SignPainterGuy on June 27th, 2013 7:08 pm

    It was reported by Rush or maybe Glenn today that 3 languages are spoken in her home; English, Spanish and Creole. They apparently wish to keep Cursive a secret outside their closest Twitter peeps !

  7. backwoodsconsr on June 27th, 2013 7:24 pm

    Well, we can't have Obama supporters becoming literate. They might learn something that would cause them to vote Republican.

  8. SignPainterGuy on June 27th, 2013 11:48 pm

    Literacy would be a major step forward (forward in the proper sense), but a willingness to listen would make a real difference as well. They could start by listening to David Barton`s stories of blacks in history. Glenn Beck had him on in a series on the subject. It was amazing how many blacks were deeply involved and just how great were their contributions, that got a good masking by the progressives.

  9. Granny55 on June 28th, 2013 1:45 pm

    I have been keeping track of the trial thru Legal Insurrection. The prosecutor is bumbling and his witnesses are all backing up GZ account. Should be interesting???

  10. Obama bin Biden on June 28th, 2013 3:00 pm

    This is why we have a community organizer in the White House.

  11. Granny55 on June 28th, 2013 5:59 pm

    I thought I had paid pretty close attention to this case when it first hit the media frenzy. What is coming out in this trial – the media should be so ashamed for what they have reported and NOT reported!!! They drove falsehoods and out right lies and put GZ on trial before the evidence was even looked at/investigated. It will be interesting how the jury sees this – I hope they find him innocent of all charges. And I also just heard on Sean's show that the NBC studio that altered the 911 call for the nightly news cast is being sued. Good!

  12. ChapBix on June 29th, 2013 8:50 pm

    This is what happens when the FL district attorney is pressured into going forward with a trial on political grounds. Do you get the sense that the prosecutors want to be anywhere BUT in that courtroom?

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