Post George Zimmerman Murder Trial … Rachel Jeantel Says She Thinks Trayvon Martin Threw The First Punch, HUH, Wouldn’t that be Self-Defense?
Didn’t Rachel Jeantel just make the justification for self-defense?
In an interview with the HUFFPO, Rachel Jeantel said that she believed that Trayvon Martin hit first. Wait a minutes, hold the phone, she said what? So Trayvon, the media contrived innocent choir boy threw the first punch according to Rachel Jeantel? Go figure. So doesn’t that make this self defense at that point and would have taken murder off the table from the outset? What is more confounding about this is that wouldn’t the prosecution have known this when interviewing the witness? If they knew that their star witness thought that Trayvon Martin threw the first punch, how did they charge George Zimmerman with second degree murder?
Watch the VIDEO at the HUFFPO, is it any wonder how the prosecution’s case went down in flames when this was their star witness that was going to make their case against Zimmerman. UNREAL.
Trayvon Martin’s friend and George Zimmerman trial witness, Rachel Jeantel recently sat down with HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill during a candid interview to discuss her perception on the confrontation between the former neighborhood watchman and the late 17-year-old.
One of the key points of contention between the prosecution and defense during the trial of Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder after killing the unarmed teen, was the question of who initiated the physical confrontation between the two.
Jeantel expounded on her thoughts on what occurred when Zimmerman and Martin met face to face. “I believe Trayvon hit first,” she said. She went on to describe how she believed that Trayvon throwing the first punch was likely caused by Zimmerman attempting to grab and detain Martin.