By: Taren Vaughan
Day 4 of the Trayvon Martin trial happened today as key witness Rachel “Diamond” Jeantel took the stand again to give her second testimony. The trial was been an intense, heart breaking one for those who have gotten the chance to watch it so far as photos of Trayvon’s body have been revealed in the courtroom as this continues to be a very emotional time for his family. However, key witness and friend of Trayvon’s Rachel “Diamond” Jeantel’s first testimony concerned many people as it was clear Rachel was having some issues answering the questions she was asked. And because she was the last person Trayvon spoke to before he was killed, Rachel was asked to recall what she remembered from the night Trayvon was killed, but ended up getting caught up in several lies and was reportedly defiant at times during questioning. Not only did Rachel admit to lying on several occasions, her frustration on the stand was evident and it was obvious she was unhappy about having to return to court for another day.
According to a report from CBS, things were somewhat better for Rachel during her second trip to the stand as defense attorney Don West questioned Rachel about her statement to de la Rionda where she claimed heard a noise as though Martin was being hit:
“You don’t know that, do you?” West said. “You don’t know that Trayvon got hit. You don’t know that at that moment, Trayvon Martin didn’t take his fist and drive it into George Zimmerman’s face, do you?”
“No, sir,” Jeantel responded.
Don West continued to question Rachel Jeantel about how she knew Martin didn’t start the fight. And Rachel says Trayvon didn’t tell her he was planning to confront the man who was following him, and that if he was planning on starting a fight, she says Trayvon would have called her back:
“You figured if Trayvon Martin was getting ready to sucker punch someone and get in a fight, he would have told you, ‘Let me take care of this and I’ll call you right back?'” West asked.
“No sir, he would not allow me on the phone with him if he was about the have a fight,” Jeantel answered.
Here are the clips from Day 4 of the trial: