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Rachel Jeantel responds to anonymous juror

Posted by Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Staff  July 16, 2013 12:00 PM

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The woman, known as Juror B37 in George Zimmerman trial, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday that she was not impressed by the testimony of the prosecution's star witness, Rachel Jeantel, who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just moments before he was fatally shot by Zimmerman.

"I didn’t think it was very credible, but I felt very sorry for her. She didn’t want to be there. She didn't ask to be in this place. She wanted to go. She wanted to leave. She didn't want to be any part of this jury. I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communications skills. I just felt sadness for her."

Jeantel, Martin's friend and the prosecution's key witness, made her first media appearance since the trial during an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on Monday night. Jeantel responded to juror's comments about her education level and speech, saying it made her sad and angry.

Jeantel also commented on Zimmerman's acquittal, saying she was "disappointed, upset, angry, questioning and mad."

"It was racial. Let's be honest, racial. If Trayvon was white and he had a hoodie on, would that happen?"

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