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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:26 AM Jun 2013

A Mystery Star Witness Will Be Revealed Today in Trayvon Martin Case [View all]


The prosecutors in the trial of George Zimmerman will reveal a star, mystery witness today—the young woman with whom Trayvon Martin was talking in the last few minutes of his life. Known at Witness #8, the teenager will testify about what Martin told her the night that he was shot by Zimmerman.

The 17-year-old Martin was unarmed at the time that 29-year-old Zimmerman shot him. Martin told the young woman that he noticed Zimmerman was watching him in the gated community in Sanford, Florida. When Martin was visiting Retreat at Twin Lakes, Zimmerman was serving as a neighborhood watchdog. In written testimony, Witness #8 (also called Rachel) has described Martin as frightened and attempting to escape Zimmerman, as she urged Martin to run.


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