In an interview with the Huffington Post Live’s Marc Lamont Hill, Rachel Jeantel — a key prosecution witness and friend of Trayvon Martin — said she thought it was Martin who had landed the first blow in the altercation with George Zimmerman after Zimmerman tried to tried to detain Martin.
“In my mind, I believe Trayvon,” Jeantel said. “It was Trayvon because like I say, it was the headset. I know Trayvon. That headset [is] always over by his chest area. And I was on the phone. Why would Trayvon leave me on the phone if he wanted to start something? That’s a black — well, not a black situation, any teen situation — ‘I’m gonna call you back.’ Trayvon had not said nothing to me. The only things, ‘OK, I’m at the back. I’m almost at my daddy’s fiancée house. Wow.”
In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday, Jeantel revealed that she thought Martin had just “whooped ass” on George Zimmerman, which ultimately led to Zimmerman discharging his firearm and killing Martin.
(h/t Hufftington Post)