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Zimmerman's defense tries to undermine witness

ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Defense lawyers in the murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on Thursday (June 27) attempted to undermine the testimony of a woman who was on the phone with unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot in Florida last year. The prosecution witness, Rachel Jeantel, age 19, told the court on Wednesday that shortly before Martin was fatally shot, he complained about a "creepy" man who seemed to be hunting him down as he walked back to the house where he was staying in the town of Sanford. On the second day of cross-examination in Seminole County criminal court, one of Zimmerman's lawyers suggested that Martin had introduced racial terms in his conversation with Jeantel. Asked if Martin had used the term "crackers" to describe white people, Jeantel responded "I don't recall, sir." Zimmerman, 29, was a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Retreat at Twin Lakes community in the central Florida

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