Testifying again today, Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the George Zimmerman trial, said that one of the defense attorneyâs suggestions was âreal retarded.â
Jeantel, who was speaking with Trayvon minutes before he was shot and killed, said that she had no reason to doubt anything Trayvon told her on the phone. Don West, attorney for the defense, asked: âMaybe if [Trayvon] decided to assault George Zimmerman, he didnât want you to know about it.â Jeantel replied: âThatâs real retarded, sir. Thatâs real retarded to do that, sir.â
Some commentators have observed that Jeantelâs demeanor in court has been less-than-friendly both today and yesterday.