Emotions run high as witnesses take the stand in Zimmerman trial
NEW YORK (PIX11) – Disturbing images and testimony from emergency responders were shared with the jury yesterday and for the first time the public saw the body of unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin.
Today, a shift in gears as prosecutors painted a timeline and picture for jurors of what exactly happened the night neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, shot Martin dead.
Jurors heard testimony directly from witnesses and neighbors of Zimmerman.
One woman was one of several neighbors who called 911 and the call was played for the courtroom. Martin’s parents were also in the courtroom and were visibly shaken at several moments during the testimony.
Another emotionally charged moment was the testimony from Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Martin’s and apparently the last person to speak to the teen before he was shot and killed.