Witness 9 accuses Zimmerman of sexual molestation
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A woman identified as “Witness 9” has come forward with testimony against George Zimmerman, alleged killer of Trayvon Martin. The testimony includes details of sexual abuse she claims she suffered under Zimmerman from age 6 to 16, when Zimmerman was about two years older than she. The abuse, she says, started when she was forced to live with the Zimmermans in Virginia for a period of time when her family was in the process of moving to another state.
“We would lay in front of the T.V… and he would reach under the blankets and try to do things… I would try to push him off but he was bigger, and stronger, and older” she described as early abuse. She went on to say that her family had confronted Zimmerman about incidents like this when the two were much older.
In her statement, new evidence released by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, Witness 9 also describes Zimmerman and his family as discriminatory, particularly against blacks.
Zimmerman’s family, she claimed “don’t like black people if they don’t act like white people. They like black people if they act white.”
She did, however, say that she had never seen Zimmerman act out against a black person.
Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara filed motions to block Witness 9’s testimony to be used as evidence, as well as other unrelated jailhouse phone calls. Recorded phone conversations have caused the defense a lot of grief during Zimmerman’s recent imprisonment for perjury.
Phone calls are normally made, not received, in jail and O’Mara claims the recipients of phone calls from his client deserve to have their identities protected. Most of the calls were made just after Zimmerman’s initial arrest for the shooting of unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin.
As for the testimony of Witness 9, O’Mara says it would most likely not be used in the prosecution’s case, as it is uncorroborated and will most likely create further hostility against his client.
Since a very damning court order was released by Judge Kenneth Lester less than two weeks ago, this is the second hard hit Zimmerman’s defense has taken before they go to trial.
Aashiq Nazim, Wild About Trial
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