Skip to comments.Chief witness in Trayvon Martin case lied under oath
Posted on 03/11/2013 7:22:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The states chief witness in the Trayvon Martin murder case lied under oath, prosecutors say.
The young woman who says she was on the phone with Martin when he encountered George Zimmerman lied about her whereabouts at another time, the prosecution told a judge Tuesday.
The woman, whose name has not been released, had told prosecutors that she was in the hospital on the day of Martins funeral. The defense then sought her medical records.
In court on Tuesday, the state said the woman, known as Civilian Witness 8, was not in the hospital, so there are no such records to be turned over.
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This is about a week old.
Takes CNN that long to get on the stick.
Four days. Didn’t see it or an equivalent posted, though; used both the site’s search feature and external search engines.
I’m pretty sure this Judge will rule the lies are not material, and admit the testimony.
Angela Corey is an enemy combatant. She belongs in Gitmo. Corrupt officials such as her do more damage than any terrorist.
The way things are going, the judge will probably accept testimony from Al Sharpton: “I saw that white KKK dude murder that poor kid with my own eyes!”
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For an example - think back to the woman who was an eyewitness to OJ Simpson in the white Bronco making abrupt traffic maneuvers at a point between the murder scene and his home, moments after the murders are believed to have taken place. She accepted $5,000 from a tabloid television program for an interview weeks after the murders, and with that, was never even called by the prosecution. Her credibility was considered vulnerable because she took money for her story.
Here, it's not a matter of vulnerability it is simple truthfulness. This explains why the stand your ground hearing request was withdrawn. The time to drop this bomb is at trial.
Like I said, was probably slack with the keywords.
Heh. She'll be in the hospital, I'm sure. But you're correct, it will take a real trial for the lies to have any negative effect. As of now, they're still taking her at her word about what she heard on the cell phone even though she's lied about almost everything else.
Let me know when Angela Corey is in handcuffs, that would send a tingle down my leg.
I am also convinced that the investigators, as well as the Chief of Police, should be doing prison time over this, NOT George Zimmerman.
to quote hillary, “what difference does it make?”. This guy will never get a fair trial because of all the threats of violence.
Breaker Morant got a fairer trial than Zimmerman will get.
So, she didn’t lie about the actual incident, but she lied about where she was during a funeral? Why is her being at a hospital during a funeral relevant? Is that illegal?
How do you know she didn’t lie about the actual incident? Even though she’s a liar you know for sure she was honest about the actual incident?
Nick, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do on this issue. I suggest that you go over to the Conservative Treehouse at
and read up. The fact is that witness 8 may be a figment of the imagination of the “Scheme Team” as they are known at the CTH. Ben Crump first presented this supposed witness as a 16 year old girl who needed her privacy because she was so distraught over Trayvon’s death that she couldn’t even attend his funeral. He played that terrible quality recording of her speaking for the press, and then Angela Corey’s office got involved with her. The problem was, by the time she sat down with prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda for her deposition a few days or weeks later, she had suddenly become 18 years old, and she doesn’t sound AT ALL like the same girl that was on the tape that Ben Crump played. How do we know? We know because Ben Crump had allowed ABC reporter Matt Gutman to be present when he interviewed the supposed witness over the phone. Even though the recording that Ben Crump turned over was of piss-poor quality, Gutman was recording, too, and in recent days, ABC posted part of that recording on their website. When you listen to the two girls, it doesn’t sound at all like the same girl. Listen for yourself. This is a combination of two recordings - the first girl is the one on the Matt Gutman audio recording of Ben Crump’s phone call with the first Witness 8. The 2nd girl you hear is the one who actually showed up for a deposition with Bernie de la Rionda.
Because there is some question as to the very identity of Witness 8, the defense has asked the judge repeatedly to force the prosecution to give them her address, which the judge has so far refused to do, stating that they can get her address from her when they depose her. This puts them in the position of wondering who will actually be sitting down before them to testify - the assertive girl that was on the Crump/Gutman recording, or the much more illiterate wallflower that appeared before Bernie de la Rionda.
Because witness 8 has now been caught in at least one lie, and her deposition with BDLR is a horrid mishmash of obviously coached falsehoods, the folks at the Treehouse are convinced that she will never see the inside of the courtroom. There is too much on the line for those who have foisted this lie onto the court, so they will find a way to keep her out of the proceedings. The trouble with that is that Angela Corey’s Affadavit of Probable Cause was almost entirely based on the “testimony” of witness 8, so it would seem that without witness 8, the state has no probable cause to even continue the prosecution.
I don’t know that she didn’t lie, but according to this article, no one is claiming she lied about that. I just don’t understand this hospital/funeral thing.
If she doesn't exist, then the theory is that they don't intend to have her testify at the trial. Couldn't the defense subpoena her, if the prosecution doesn't I assume, even in Florida, if a prosecutor has a witness that doesn't exist, they are basically history.
So the court could dismiss the case without merit, and the prosecution will get a “do-over” to refile charges. This case won’t even have a chance to go to trial until 2015.