Trayvon Martin

Teen Who Spoke to Trayvon Martin Right Before Confrontation Testifies

Heard scuffle with Zimmerman


The star prosecution witness in the murder trial of George Zimmerman took the stand to recount her cell phone conversation with Trayvon Martin in the moments before he was shot to death, saying the Florida teen said he was being followed by "a creepy-ass cracker" just before the fatal confrontation.

Rachel Jeantel, 19, told jurors she warned Martin to walk away, saying "it might be a rapist." Martin, she said, told her he was going to try to "lose him" and get to his father's fiance's home in the gated community in Sanford. But Jeantel said as she remained on the phone with Martin, the man who was allegedly following him reappeared, prompting the February, 2012 confrontation, of which she heard the initial moments.

"He said, "Why are you following me for?", and then I heard a hard breathed man come and say "What are you doing around here?".