SANFORD, Fla. – Trayvon Martin's family attorney Benjamin L. Crump has not been in court since the defense announced that he was going to be a witness in the case. His deposition in the George Zimmerman trial was pending Friday afternoon.
In 2012, Crump talked to a woman who identified herself as Dee Dee. In an affidavit earlier this year, Crump affirmed he first came in contact with the Martin family Feb. 28, 2012. A day after acquiring Trayvon's phone records, March 19, 2012, Crump spoke to a woman who identified herself as Dee Dee. Crump referred to her as Witness 8.
Rachel Jeantel was the last one to talk to the unarmed 17-year-old from Miami Gardens before Zimmerman killed him at a gated community Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla.
In the recorded phone conversation, a woman alleging to be Jeantel said she heard Zimmerman talk to Trayvon before their phone call got cut off.
Her statement has been inconsistent, and there has been speculation that the woman in the recorded phone conversation was not her.
During the conversation, she first said she heard Zimmerman ask Trayvon, "What are you doing around here?" She later changed her statement and said she heard Zimmerman said "What are you talking about?"
During her testimony in court, Jeantel said she didn't write a letter addressed to Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton. She said she asked a friend to take dictation and signed it Diamond Eugene. The last name, she said, was her mom's last name. She said she couldn't read the letter, because she didn't know how to read or write in cursive.