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July 11th, 2013
11:22 PM ET

Is Rachel Jeantel a credible witness?

The prosecution's closing asked the jury to judge Rachel Jeantel on the content of her testimony, not her personality. Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Marcia Clark debate.

Watch part two of the panel discussion:

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sandy

    Given her age at the time of his death, her obvious pain over losing a friend and nervousness about having to testify, I believe she did the best she could, and she was credible, just not experienced in testifying in a major murder case. You would have thought her lawyers might have shared some "courtroom etiquette" with her prior to testifying, but she was just real

    July 13, 2013 at 5:13 am |
  2. Vera

    No, she is not a credible witness. Her whole story has changed from what she said just after the shooting. The prosecuters did not let the cell phone conversation between her and Tryvon Martin come out in trial. We were in Florida when this event happened and heard the local news for a couple of days after. She knew what Tryvon said about getting Zimmerman.

    July 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm |
  3. Lolabird

    Rachel Jeantel is not the most sophisticated young woman, but she's credible. She told her truth in her way, and didn't embellish it. How many people can speak Creole and Spanish?

    July 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  4. Mai Kellogg

    Thanks to Rachel Jeantel for being a friend to Trayvon, who in her own way comforted the young man in his last minutes, that he was not alone. Those who wish Mr Zimmerman would get off scott free, sorry for you people. The times have changed, thank goodness for that!

    July 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  5. Kathie

    I don't think it mattered. Most of the trial didn't matter to me.......Mr. Zimmerman should never have taken the law into his own hands. He should have waited in his truck and a young man would still be alive today.

    July 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
  6. Marion Honsberger

    Although she may not have been the most eloquent witness and was certainly prone to be defensive I believe she was telling the truth about her phone conversation with Trayvon Martin.

    July 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm |

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