Rachel Jeantel

Rachel Jeantel Feels Blame for Zimmerman Verdict

The Root reports that Jeantel wishes she would have acted differently on the witness stand

by The Root, July 14, 2014

Rachel Jeantel

Rachel Jeantel

Nearly a year after Rachel Jeantel testified at George Zimmerman’s trial in the death of her friend, Trayvon Martin, she told CNN that she wishes she had acted differently on the witness stand.

She made the statement in response to a question about whether she blamed herself for Zimmerman’s acquittal. “A little bit,” she answered.

Then when asked if she should have said something different or acted differently on the witness stand, she said, “Act different.”

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