"That's Retarded, Sir:" Star Witness In Zimmerman Trial Shuts Down Defense Attorney

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Rachel Jeantel Testifies As Star Witness In Zimmerman Trial, Calls Defense Attorney "Retarded"

  • 06/28/2013 12:07 PM EDT U.S.

Rachel Jeantel took the stand for the second day on Thursday in the trial against George Zimmerman, the man who killed her friend whom she was on the phone with at the time of his murder.

Defense attorney Don West pressed the 18-year-old key witness to say that the victim, Trayvon Martin, may have been lying when he said he was close to his home. She responded by saying, "That's real retarded, sir. That's real retarded to do that, sir." Jeantel added that it wouldn't make sense for Martin to lie about attacking a person he did not know.