State of Florida vs George Zimmerman Trial (day 3 )

Judge Debra Nelson10(NBCNEWS.COM)The jury in the George Zimmerman trial was shown photos of Trayvon Martin’s body and a closeup of a chest wound as a police sergeant testified Tuesday about his attempts to save the teenager’s life.

Sgt. Anthony Raimondo of the Sanford, Fla., police department told jurors how he arrived at the shooting scene, in the evening drizzle, on Feb. 26, 2012, to find Zimmerman handcuffed by another officer.

Martin’s body was on the grass, face-down with his hands under him, Raimondo said.

He said he checked the 17-year-old for a pulse and found none and then turned him over to perform CPR.

“I breathed for Mr. Martin — or I tried to,” Raimondo said, adding that the other officer performed the chest compressions.

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164 Responses to State of Florida vs George Zimmerman Trial (day 3 )

  1. Xena says:

    Has anyone noticed O’Mara’s interns get up and go over to Zimmerman, then Zimmerman writes something down and passes it to West or O’Mara? Then during cross, we hear West or O’Mara ask questions that have already been answered by witnesses, or that do not apply?

    That’s because SD of the conservativetreehouse has people who begin to access how to trip up State witnesses. If they are not totally familiar with released witness statements, they look them up. They also look up their names on Google hoping to obtain something from social media that they can use in effort to place them on the defense.

    The argument that “DeeDee” said she heard “the man” ask “What are you talking about” is a Zidiot ploy that comes from Crump’s interview, tape A3, that was released on the gzlegaldefense site. “DeeDee” did not appropriate that to “the man” i.e., Zimmerman. It takes a close listening to her, but sounds like DeeDee placed that just after Zimmerman asked Trayvon “What are you doing around here?” and Trayvon responded with, “What are you talking about?”

    However, because the conservativetreehouse says that DeeDee appropriated that to Zimmerman, that was passed on to West who is following their lead because he and O’Mara did not examine any evidence for themselves to build a proper defense for Zimmerman.

    Does anyone know who approved the transcript of the Crump interview with DeeDee? Were there erratas? Was DeeDee given opportunity to read the transcript so that erratas could be prepared and submitted? In other words, maybe it is time for the State to question the validity of that transcript in terms of who read and approved it and if the reader had authority to issue erratas to correct any mis-wording. That in fact, I don’t know why the State has not objected to the entry of that transcript since they did not conduct the interview and it is essentially attorney Crump’s work product.

    I’m heated. I’m heated because White Supremacists from the start have wanted to put Trayvon on trial; then any witness not supporting Zimmerman’s story; then Trayvon’s parents. By the deceptive constructs of White Supremacists with the collusion of O’Mara’s interns, that is exactly what the trial is beginning to look like, although West still comes out looking like a bumbling idiot.

  2. rikyrah says:

    @renaissanceeast
    The #zimmermantrial is about criminalizing Black adolescence. First #Trayvon, then #RachelJeantel are considered suspect for being teenagers

    ‏@GN192
    @renaissanceeast Holding black teens to standards not applied to any others. Why grill teens about sending hundreds of text messages?

    @renaissanceeast
    @GN192 Because they’re not teens. They’re Black, and Black children have two ages: welfare crack baby & mortal threat.

  3. CarolMaeWY says:

    Please comfort the Trayvon Martin’s family and friends. Give them strength. Thank you 3Chicks for this blog.

  4. CarolMaeWY says:

    Do you know if the young lady Rachel has her Mother there or other support?

  5. I thought the conservative treehouse racists said Rachel wasn’t going to give her testimony? You can’t intimidate her, beyotches!

    • Xena says:

      @SG2. Zidiots assumed that the murder charge would be dismissed if they could intimidate, denigrate, and humiliate Tracy, Sybrina, attorney Crump, and “DeeDee.” They are wrong all around.

    • CarolMaeWY says:

      I’m sorry, I’m lost here. I’ve been gone today and am not understanding what’s going on. I’m watching it on MSNBC with about an hour delay. West seems to be badgering her.

      • conservative treehouse racists were so sure Rachel wasn’t going to give testimony. They thought she’d be intimidated from their doxing and harassment. They even doxed the wrong person thinking it was Rachel b/c she went by the code name “DeeDee”. They doxed the wrong “DeeDee. It’s witness intimidation!

  6. West wants to embarrass this kid. He’s doing it for the pleasure of the conservative treehouse racists. Yeah, THOSE racists mofos!

    • CarolMaeWY says:

      SG2, I have stayed away from info about the case so I would hear facts in the trial. I’m not sure what you mean by treehouse racists. Did she tell the lawyers she was DeeDee and her real name is Rachel? Also I don’t know the meaning of doxing. I’m sorry if I sound naive. MSNBC stopped covering the trial so now I’m lost completely. The last thing they showed was the lawyers at the bench. Why does the defense want the text messages in? Do they think they paint a bad picture of Trayvon? Scream! Zimmerman killed him! He’s on trial.
      Did you know before today that Rachel was a friend of Trayvon and not his girlfriend? Do they know who his girlfriend is? I don’t see how that matters. I’m not listening to the TV pundits. I’m sorry if I’m saying something wrong.

      • Carol,

        The conservative treehouse is a blog of misfit racists who want Zimmerman to get off because he killed a black child. Bernie de la has mentioned them in court and accused them of doxing witnesses. IIRC, the prosecution gave her a code name to keep her identity hidden in order to protect her from being harassed and intimidated. When Benjamin Crump gave a press conference he stated she was Trayvon’s girlfriend and all the brouhaha the defense is crying about means nothing. Rachel and Trayvon were friends. There’s no there there. They want to impeach her testimony because in the beginning Rachel stated she couldn’t attend Trayvon’s funeral b/c she went to the hospital. She said this because she didn’t want to see his dead body. It was too much for her. She testified in court what Trayvon said about Zimmerman following him. The defense is determined to discredit what she stated to the court b/c it drives a stake in Zimmerman’s lies that Trayvon attacked him.

        Doxing is the process of retrieving, hacking and publishing other people’s information such as names, addresses, phone numbers etc.

        • Xena says:

          @SG2.

          Doxing is the process of retrieving, hacking and publishing other people’s information such as names, addresses, phone numbers etc.

          True. If I might expound, it’s the posting of the personal information of others on internet sites without their permission; PERIOD. When that information is posted to intimidate, harass, embarrass, misrepresents facts, etc., that extends to other violations of law.

        • CarolMaeWY says:

          Thank you SG2 for explaining all that to me. You are doing a great job on your blog.

  7. Court is in recess until tomorrow 9am

  8. Xena says:

    Tracy may not understand why he cannot stop his tears, but it’s because he’s feeling Trayvon’s spirit. Trayvon’s spirit is in that courtroom today.

  9. Court back in session…

  10. rikyrah says:

    @pixiecita
    [defense counsel] Don West needed a man-wig to begin with, but this young lady snatched it & sent it tumbling out the courtroom doors.

  11. I’m a grown woman and I don’t handle death very well. And I have suffered from losing so many loved ones. So I can understand how a kid reacts to death.

  12. Don West says: “But there were so many texts”. / SO FKING WHAT!

  13. Rachel Jeantel says TrayvonMartin was seeing another young girl and that Jeantel just talked and text messaged him a lot.

  14. Got dammit, West! Rachel said it seemed like there was a relationship between her and Trayvon because of the text messages between them.

  15. Sit your ass down, West! There is no there there. You cannot change a damn thing.

  16. Rachel is killing the defense. Get your ass to jail, Zimmerman!

    • Xena says:

      Did you notice the media section and the looks on their faces as West spoke? Even they are disgusted with West and have empathy for Rachael.

      • Ametia says:

        Xena, there was NOTHING, I mean NOTHING West could say to Nancy S. this morning after that call was played in court.

        • Xena says:

          Hey Ametia! I’m sitting here trying to be a juror as though I know very, very little about the case and hearing testimony for the first time. When I look at the faces in the courtroom, I know that the jury is seeing that too. When I hear West stumble, I know the jury hears that too. When I hear and see O’Mara trying to double-talk to confuse witnesses to get the answers he wants, I know that the jury is seeing and hearing that too. This is the State’s case. They are on it.

          My heart goes out to Tracy and Sybrina; sending hugs, love, and strength to them through the Spirit of Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

  17. Rachel Jeantel to West: “You got to understand. You’re the last person to talk to him…You think I really want to see the body?”

    • Xena says:

      West is losing his mind trying to paint “DeeDee” in a bad light. She is very sincere and open about what she does not understand, and why she did not tell the truth about her age and not attending Trayvon’s wake and funeral. What West is trying to do is get info from her to avoid deposing attorney Crump, but she cannot tell him what she doesn’t know.

  18. Rachel Jeantelsays she avoided contact with Sybrina Fulton because she did not want to see her cry.

  19. Yamiche Alcindor : Jeantel said she didn’t know that killer of Trayvon Martin was released when she talked to teen’s father.

  20. Slap him AGAIN, Rachel!

  21. Trayvon’s father called Jeantel because she was last person to talk to Trayvon Martin.

  22. Vera L. June, P.A.: Rachel: do you watch first 48?
    Don: No.
    Rachel: that is the first thing officers do is call the last number person talked to

  23. West, you cannot change what she heard! So what if she didn’t call anyone? She still heard what she heard.

  24. I LOVE THIS

    gn ‏@GN192
    Loving this girl. She has no f-s to give, and is not intimidated by defense counsel AT ALL. Zimmerman.

  25. Ametia, are you here now?

  26. Rachel Jeantel said she was texting and talking on the phone with Trayvon Martin all day on Feb. 26, 2012

  27. Don West is cross examining.

  28. Rachel Jeantel is back to testifying.

  29. Court is back in session…

  30. Rachel Jeantel laid it all out there. Trayvon said a “creepy cracker is following me”!

    Creepy ass mofo should have STAYED his sorry ass in his got damn truck. Profiling stalking bitchass mofo!

  31. Oh God! Have mercy! **tears**

  32. Rachel Jeantel: “I had thought he was by his daddy’s house so somebody would come help him. “

  33. Rachel Jeantel: After hearing Trayvon saying “get off” the phone shut off and she never heard from Trayvon again.

  34. Rachel Jeantel says the following Monday word got around that Trayvon Martin died at his school; she thought it was a rumor until Tuesday.

  35. Rachel Jeantel heard Trayvon Martin say, “what are you following me”

  36. Rachel Jeantel: Jeantel said she told Trayvon Martin to keep running but Trayvon Martin was out of breathe and thought he lost George Zimmerman. Trayvon said he was going to walk faster. A few seconds later Trayvon said “the nigga is behind me again”.

  37. Oh ish! Oh ish! Oh ish! Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon said “that nigga is still following me”.

  38. Xena says:

    Zimmerman is mad enough to spit bullets! He looks very angry!

  39. Rachel Jeantel: Travyon Martin said man looking at him. “I had to think it might be a rapist.”

  40. Rachel Jeantel says Trayvon told her a creepy ass cracker was watching him.

  41. rikyrah says:

    all the calls deal with BLACK MALES..

    yet, no racial profiling?

    G-T-F-O-H

  42. Xena says:

    It’s “DeeDee”

  43. Next witness up

    Rachel Jeantel

  44. Here’s the pattern…
    I’m with Neighborhood Watch. Break-ins. Suspicious black males. I don’t know what his deal is.

    PROFILING!

  45. …black males by a caucasian’s house

  46. All the calls are the same. Break ins. Black males.

  47. Here comes the 911 calls…

    • Tony Pipitone: Now calls Zimmerman made reporting suspicious black males and one suspicious incident will be played for jury, defense objection overruled.

  48. State has called back Ramona Rumph, director of communication division of Seminole County Sheriff.

  49. The person on top was the person who got up! And there you have it!

    • Ametia says:

      Why don’t they just shut this bitch down already and lock that MOFO up. The reality of what happened Feb. 26, 2012 is BLATANTLY OBVIOUS. George Zimmerman stalked, shot, and murdered Trayvon Martin in COLD BLOOD. ANIMAL!

  50. Xena says:

    O’Mara appears to be afraid of Bernie. MOM isn’t doing too great on cross.

    Does anyone know why a juror was excused or discharged or whatever the right word is?

    • I don’t know the details but the judge stated it was unrelated to the case. So what happens now? Do they go with what alternates that are left or choose another?

  51. Yamiche Alcindor: O’Mara stresses and makes sure Manalo says again she compared young Trayvon pictures to Zimmerman police photos to make size comparisons

  52. Kathi Belich, WFTV: Judge is back and they are addressing photographs the defense wants to show the state witness.

  53. Court is back in session.

  54. hey girls. i’ve got PMS going on over hear and the only thing saving omara’s narrow ass kicking is i’ve gotta stay close to home for the next two days. or i’d be jumping on 95 north to sanford to make sure that asshole doesn’t get away from me!

    i didn’t expect to see Trayvon’s little body yesterday, especially on my TV!
    have you ever seen them do that??? i’ve seen spanish stations as i’m flipped thru where i’ve noticed more graphic pics, but never on regular TV, and especially a kid. do you think they had to get permission to publish those from his parents?
    we just watched the Travis case and they never showed his whole body or face.. i mean they wouldn’t even show caylee’s scull on TV..so why Trayvon?

    • Hey Shannon! Wasn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever seen? My heart is so grieved. That poor innocent kid died b/c of Zimmerman’s f’d up assumptions. I felt as if my heart was ripped from my chest. Lord Have Mercy on Trayvon’s parents. Help them make it through this, Lord!

    • rikyrah says:

      the pictures were very tough

  55. Court is in recess until 1:10pm

  56. Mark O’Mara pushing that fake picture of a bloody nose. The witness didn’t SEE a bloody nose on him. HA!

  57. What’s O’Mara doing with that photoshopped pic of a Zimmerman? We’re not fooled here, Mark O’Mara!

  58. Tony Pipitone: Manalo: First “howling sound farther away” from her — closer to theT in the path to right of her unit — than later “help sound.”

  59. Mark O’Mara is now cross examining the witness.

  60. Next witness up

    Jeannee Manalo. Manalo is a former neighbor of Zimmerman at the Retreat at Twin Lakes.

  61. Court is back in session

  62. Court is in recess for 15 minutes..

  63. The 911 call played today was very emotional. No reaction from Zimmerman. Why didn’t Zimmerman react IF his life was in danger? Because he’s a damn liar and his life wasn’t in any danger. He killed the kid b/c he wanted to.

  64. Surdyka says she hasn’t seen any photos of injuries of George Zimmerman from that night.

  65. West is trying to say that the dominant voice was Trayvon Martin and the meek voice was Zimmerman. He is an evil bastard. Trying to steal a child’s last screams.

    • Liza says:

      Well, this is what they have been claiming on all the talk shows but in a court of law it sounds really absurd. Like a grown man arms himself with a loaded 9mm handgun, chases down a 17 year old unarmed child and scares the hell out of the kid, then speaks to the kid in a meek child’s voice while the kid speaks in an aggressive adult voice.

      West really should feel like a stupid ass saying this in court.

  66. Surdyka heard other 911 call, with yelling in background, “a couple of times.”

  67. Scream stealer Don West is coming to steal Trayvon’s screams and claim they belonged to that child killer George Zimmerman.

    • Monala says:

      Zimmerman’s voice isn’t that deep, so on voice alone, there might be some confusion. But there is no confusion that the screams *stopped* the instant the shot was fired. If Zimm had been screaming, he would have continued for a while afterward until his adrenalin and fear calmed down. That didn’t happen, so you know the screamer was Trayvon.

      • Ametia says:

        Zimm had a loaded 9mm. Why would a grown ass man with a loaded 9 mm GUN have to SCREAM?

      • Liza says:

        It’s a death scream and probably involuntary which is why it is “blood curdling.” The person screaming is the one who was murdered, no question about it.

  68. Ametia says:

    I want to see and hear West try and bully Nancy after listening to this audio.

  69. Here comes this… ugh! Don West is now cross-examining Surdyka.

  70. Ametia says:

    We’re gonna need these today

    Kleercut-kleenex

  71. Sybrina is crying..

  72. Jane Surdyka is shaken having to listen to this again. I’m crying too..

  73. Ametia says:

    God BLESS Sybrina and Tracy. So glad Judge Nelson is allowing the audio

  74. rikyrah says:

    are the other 911 tapes being allowed in evidence?

  75. She saw 2 people on the ground. One on top of each other. The aggressive voice sounded like a male voice.

    • Jane heard a poppin noise and started shaking. The person on the ground got up and walked normally away put his hand to his forehead. Jane saw and heard of this from her bedroom window.

  76. Next witness up

    Jane Surdyka

  77. Judge Nelson: “Tapes will come into evidence.”

  78. B-72 dismissed

  79. Court is in session

  80. Ametia says:

    Good Morning. HOODIES UP!

  81. ic2fools says:

    Thanks SG2 for posting.

    Here’s the link to Omara 6/25/2013 interview with Anderson Cooper 360

    http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/

    Omara talked about west knock knock joke, Frye Hearing & State Audio experts that didn’t testify and Judge Nelson (omara no, no statement)!

    So now what Omara has taken the role of legal analyst after the days’ court proceedings? Hopefully Berine brings this to the Courts’ attention well anybody please! Now is the time for Judge Nelson to implement a Gag Order. This should not work in favor of defense, there has got to be a law.

    • Please tell me why won’t Judge Nelson enforce a gag order? What’s the reasoning for denial?

      • ic2fools says:

        I wish I could SG2, I wish I could.

        Heh Heh Heh! Rachel tripped west up! Translation, I keep telling you the same thing and you keep trying to change my words, and that ain’t happening.

        I just heard west say ‘impeach’, before the mic was turned off, so that is what he is trying to do. ha ha snort ha. that will not happen. not today, not tomorrow, not this jury, NO!

        • Xena says:

          West is unable to intimidate Rachael.

          • ic2fools says:

            Yep, she is tired and knows west is sneaky. I hope she holds on, west is about two questions from getting cussed out.

          • Truly!

          • ic2fools says:

            Just read 911 tape as admissable!

            TIC TOC TIC TOC,

            Okay Rachel had a meltdown here at the very end when west answered he would question her for another 2hrs she said ‘what!’..

            A good nite sleep, and 2morrow that young lady will have west swallowing that damn plug and snappin like he did on Mr. Owen.

            Knowing young adults and teens, they wlll let you know right when its’ gone too far, next they will shut it DOWN! all west will get is the exact same answers without any elaboration like she did today. yes no yes yes no. west will get frustrated, start raising his voice at her, JN and anyone close, hee hee hee!

            west just don’t know, do he! ahee hee hee,

          • ic2fools says:

            you know when a person has asked you the same question about the same thing and you keep explaining over and over again. until you get to that point and say to them you got to understand’

            when rachael did that too west, i about fell out my chair. she was being as nice as possible not tell him off. and did a good job!

            she realizes he is trying to make her lie and she does not like it and will not let him get her pissed off to show hostility instead just damed annoyed.

          • ic2fools says:

            Xena, Rachael is showing real emotion, she is tired of west asking the same question trying to twist her words. I hope west snaps off like he did on Mr. Owen and I believe he will.

            west is not going anywhere being forceful and rude.

            2hours more of cross, oh yeah west will snap.

          • Xena says:

            @ic2fools. Yep. I would like to see the State object to any of West’s questions that pertain to attorney Crump as “hearsay.” West is trying to get Rachael to say something about the Crump interview when she actually knows nothing.

          • ic2fools says:

            True! I believe Bernie is letting West choke on his leash. It won’t happen again tomorrow.

            Tomorrow if west keeps her for 2hrs, I can hear Rachael:

            Mr. Don, I am doing my best to get you to understand
            (softly she will continue) THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH, are you okay Mr. Don?

            Mr. Don why are you spitting, ahum you got some brown spit on your face, here you can use my tissue to wipe it off.

            West will be all messed up.

            Seriously, by the end of west questioning she’ll have him ‘addatdadatt ahaha, hmmmm, oooh ‘um i’ll sit down now’ with his mouth hanging wide open.

          • ic2fools says:

            Xena, I missed all of today, has the State played fogen 911 calls yet?

            It will establish how he had followed other children and teens ‘at the back entrance’

            When the jury hears Shady Shellie ‘don’t go out there and fogen hemmin and hawwwin in disgust cause wifey don’t want him to go out to follow. Only leaves the impression that he had went out and followed other
            children too.

            I hope they play the fogen 911 call when he called his landlord collecting rent.

            And Bernie ask Gladys, why did her son Fogen turn off her electricty and lock the box. Aha haaa haaaa! (sad that happend but the look of the jurors; Priceless)

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