AFRICANGLOBE – The Florida teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot spoke out for the first time since testifying at George Zimmerman’s trial.
Rachel Jeantel, who was a key witness for the prosecution and stirred controversy during her testimony, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday night. During the interview she said she was “disappointed, upset, angry” but “had a feeling” Zimmerman was going to be cleared of the charges.
A member of the six-woman jury who decided Zimmerman was not guilty also spoke out Monday about the decision.
Unidentified juror B37 appeared on “AC360” and revealed that the screams for help on a 911 call were pivotal to finding Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
She told Anderson Cooper that “all but probably one” of the jurors believed the screams were Zimmerman’s and also that she would feel comfortable having Zimmerman on her neighborhood watch. Her agent previously said she was working on a book deal, but Reuters reportsthat the juror has since changed her mind.
Despite being cleared, George Zimmerman’s legal troubles may be far from over. The Martin family’s lawyer said they may file a wrongful death suit against George Zimmerman and the Department of Justice announced that it has reopened its probe of Trayvon’s Martin shooting death.