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Zimmerman Trial Day 3: Star Witness Testifies
SANFORD - It's day three in the murder trial of George Zimmerman and emotions ran high as the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin before he died took the stand.
Both sides made good use of this key witness, 19-year-old Rachel Jeantel.
She says she didn't know she'd be the last one to hear Martin's voice, claiming she thought Martin had just gotten into a fight.
She says she never thought he would end up dead on the other end of his cell phone.
She does claim that Martin told her a man was following her - "I heard Trayvon saying get off, get off, then the phone shut off."
Jeantel's testimony to the prosecution appealed to emotion, as she cried and Martin's family cried.
While the prosecution had Jeantel say a narrative of that night, the defense flipped her testimony on its head pointing out lies she told following the shooting.
One of them about her age.
She told Trayvon Martin's mother she was a minor because she didn't want to tell the distraught Sabrina Fulton about what happened that night.
In reality, Jeantel was 18 at the time of the shooting.
She will take the stand again tomorrow.
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