[VIDEO] That Was Awkward: Twitter Reacts To Travyvon Martin Witness, Rachel “Dee Dee” Jeantel

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Well…that was awkward. On Wednesday, the controversial George Zimerman trial, continued. This time, Rachel Jeantel, the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night he was shot, testified. And according to her, Trayvon knew he was being followed:

A man was watching him … He kept complaining the man was watching him.

Rachel said that Trayvon said that the man watching him was a ‘creepy a** cracker‘ and she suggested that he may be a rapist. According to the Huffington Post, Rachel went on to say that Trayvon told her he was going to try to elude the man, and that the teen left the area but that he was still being followed. Rachel then said she told him to run, but Trayvon replied that he was close to his father’s fiance’s house. Shortly after, Trayvon told Rachel he would run home and then the phone went dead. Later in her testimony, Rachel said that when she called Trayvon back, he told her

the n*gga is behind me.

She said she heard a bump and then the sound of “wet grass.” She continued to explain that she heard TrayVon say “get off,” the call was cut off and she never spoke to him again. So what’s the big deal? During the cross examination, things got really intense between Rachel and Zimmerman’s lawyer, Don West. She became visibly frustrated and the two got into a heated exchange. Peep the entire clip of her testimony.

And as expected, your twitter friends were watching live and tweeting their two cents–some critical and some supportive of the 19-year-old witness.

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What are your thoughts on Rachel as a witness? Are folks being too critical of her on the stand or was she ill-prepared and unprofessional?

  • DIVA

    Ok, the young lady did make me sick due to the fact of her not speaking up/clearly. I wanted her to speak up and tell what was going on when they where on the phone and everything she heard. I think she could have painted the picture better than what she was doing. It just frustrated me listening to it but at the end she had me crying. I know that part was hard on her being the last person that this child talked too. Trayvon father was crying also and I just couldn’t take that part. Zimmerman DID NOT have to kill that child. I pray that justice will be served.

  • Edumacated

    Haitian is not a language! It’s Creole, and some of the natives that have a better education speak English AND French AND Creole!!! Get it together. RIP Trayvon

  • moni p

    We all know that she has never had to be in a situation where one of her friends tell her someone is following them and you never hear from them again if I was his parent I would want to know what went on in his last hour she made me cry to think someone would take a child from his family it doesn’t matter how she looks or talks someones child is gone at the hands of another person if it was your family member you would want justice I don’t care if he’s a racist or what he has took someones life if it was reverse Tray on would get the highest sentence

  • I really dont understand why people say bad things about rachel, she was the only one that can speak for travon. He is not here any more. We needed to know why he got killed and she told us. God created all of us in different ways so..why talk about her. God bless you rachel and thank you for being a friend and being on that phone.