The courtroom clash continues between the defense and the prosecution’s star witness, Rachel Jeantel on Day Four. At first she seemed to have adopted a more respectful tone, but as the cross-examination continued, she took on a sharper edge with the defense who tried to discredit her testimony. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin, testified about the final moments of the teenager's life on day three of George Zimmerman's trial.
"I am the last person to talk to him on the phone," Jeantel said Martin told her a "creepy" man was following him.
The defense focused on parts of her testimony that were inconsistent with her earlier deposition. Martin Savidge reports.
Firefighters made little headway Thursday against a raging wildfire near Colorado Springs, Colorado, which has scorched close to 16,000 acres, destroyed 360 homes and claimed at least two lives.
Witnesses spoke to the two victims in the afternoon, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa told reporters.
"They said that they could see a glow to the west. They were packing their personal belongings, trying to get out," he said.
Earlier, county spokesman Dave Rose told CNN that the Black Forest Fire, burning northeast of the city, now appears to be the most destructive in terms of property lost in state history.
A hidden camera investigation demonstrates how easy it is to buy guns at gun shows without giving identification. CNN's Martin Savidge explains the results of the undercover report.
Background checks are not required for private sales, but the seller is legally obligated to check the buyer's ID to verify that person is not from out-of-state.
The CNN crew that visited Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia was able to purchase several weapons without having to prove residency or fill out paperwork, but not in every interaction with a seller. In once instance, a seller tells our producer that he got a gun "off a police officer."
The total weapon haul from the weekend was three semi-automatic handguns with extra magazines and one semi-automatic rifle with a 30-round magazine. The total spent was $2,800. No identification was given, leaving zero paper trails. The guns were turned over to CNN security to deal with.
Programming note: On Thursday Anderson Cooper talks with the wife of slain Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. Tune in for the exclusive interview at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.
CNN's Martin Savidge reports on Evan Ebel, the murder suspect who shouldn't have been paroled, and should never have slipped out of reach.
Due to a clerical error, Ebel was released from prison four years before he should have been freed. He was serving time for armed robbery, and records show he was no model inmate. He threatened to harm or kill prison authorities several times.
Police believe he's behind the murder of the Colorado prisons chief. Tom Clements was gunned down at his home last month. Ebel is also suspected of killing Nathan Leon, a pizza delivery driver.
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