New Discovery, A signed statement from Witness 8

UPDATE!!

Mark O’Mara has responded to BDLR’s rant except below:

What is at stake is George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial, and in a broader sense, what is at stake is the sanctity of the criminal justice system and its ability to function properly under the incredible public and political pressures that have been placed upon it.

http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/press-releases/135-with-respect-to-the-state-s-response-to-defendant-s-motion-for-sanctions-against-state-attorney-s-office-for-discovery-violations (read more)

Released with BDLR’s response against sanctions was a new piece of discovery a signed statement provided by Witness 8 prior to the Crump recording on March 19th.  This previously unreleased statement is now the 3rd or 4th version of events according to the State’s Star witness.

As with other news in this case this new discovery raises more questions that it answers and puts into question the veracity of Witness 8 and both Tracy ans Sybrina the parents of Trayvon.

exhibit-b-copy

I was on the phone when Trevon decided to go to the Cornerstore. It started to rain so he decided to walk through another complex because it was raining to hard. He started walking then noticed someone was following him. Then he decided to find a shortcut cause the man wouldn’t follow him. Then he said the man didn’t follow him again. Then he looked back and saw the man again. The man started getting closer. Then Trevon turned around and said why are you following me!! Then I heard him fall, then the phone hung up. I called back and text. No response. In my mind I thought it was just a fight. Then I found out this tragic story.

You can read the State’s response, including the letter here:

Mark O’Mara has responded to BDLR’s rant.

What is at stake is George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial, and in a broader sense, what is at stake is the sanctity of the criminal justice system and its ability to function properly under the incredible public and political pressures that have been placed upon it. (link)

This statement is closely matches GZ version of the events. It also adds the detail that TM cut through the adjacent Apartment Complex.  More importantly according to her first statement the phone went off after TM said to GZ, “why are following me”, no other conversation was heard by Witness 8.  Extremely revealing is that after she what she heard she perceived it as just a fight. It is no wonder that BDLR choose to hide this written statement as it shows that Sybrina was not truthful in her statement, and makes all those little details that Witness 8 added later dubious.

IMO this is probably the closest to what Witness 8 heard that night, not much, but her testimony, even if influenced by others, was needed to bring charges against GZ.

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11 Comments

  1. As I said over at D-Man’s blog, this could be the key piece of evidence.

    The big issue was when was it made. I know it was dated the 19th, but I suspect it was made before, probably for W8 to be able to not get involved in the case, but at the same time claim TM was innocent.

    It sounds like an earlier version of events. On the other hand, DD is so inarticulate that if she were asked to summarize what she told BDLR 5 minutes after her interview, we’d probably scratch our heads at what she included and what she left out.

  2. The implication of the statement is that it happened when TM was going to the story.

    Most interestingly it omits anything about TM trying to get home. When and where did the chase to the father’s house become part of the narrative, particularly since the location of the evidence and the body is closer to Z’s truck.

  3. There is an early report, quoting I believe was TM’s Uncle that said that TM was shot 100 feet from the 7-11. Will post when I find it. The other interesting thing about the letter is it matches almost exactly GZ’s account. GZ spots TM (TM notices someone watching), GZ loses contact with TM (TM takes shortcut losses man) GZ walks towards the T ( TM sees man getting closer) GZ says TM asks why is he following ( same thing).

  4. To the best of my knowledge, the chase toward the home and the killing of TM right near the home wasn’t part of the media narrative until a Gutman story on 3/21 or so. It also contradicts the NEN call, the location of the body, the location of the evidence, and the witness statements.

    So I’ve always thought that it meant that DD was on the phone with TM and heard him say something about going home (and we know he took off in the direction of the house). It’s not something she would make up since she wasn’t familiar with the complex.

  5. As with many things in this case is it hard to separate the what or how much is truth and what is being embellish. We know Crump is a carnival salesman, everything he says has to be taken with a grain of salt. The rest of the Family has shown they are not much better, add to that the vengeance and financial motives and you have a lethal cocktail for lies, half-truths and plain lying.

    Jury selection will be key, people who think emotionally will side with TM and those that can think rationally, will be able to put themselves in GZ’s shoes and make a decision based on that.

  6. This is the first time we have DeeDee on a “time-line”. It took Trayvon 1/2 hour to RETURN to the lakes, at 7 PM. So he must have departed at 6 PM, in daylight.

    DeeDee> “…I was on the phone when Trevon decided to go to the Cornerstore. It started to rain so he decided to walk through another complex because it was raining to hard.

    Now DeeDee will have to explain all events – of George being involved over a period of approximately one hour.

    That will be one hell of a deposition for DeeDee to explain all of this to O’mara during his deposition of her.
    Also – does anyone know if that deposition is finished – or if there is a video-tape of it?

    • According to MIke McDaniel the second part of the deposition was completed on March 22nd, he was trying to find out from his source if it was videotaped.

      As for DD it just becomes weirder and weirder, the way the statement reads it appears that GZ followed TM to the store and maybe back? Does not make any sense, even though some TM supporters are trying.

      • Hi Boricuafudd – Thanks for the update. Bernie had no right to STOP the Video-taping – ever. With a written statement – O’mara can tear DeeDee apart. If this goes to trial, and she attempts to “explain away” many of this issues and dis-connects – I think Bernie will “cringe”. I don’t know if DeeDee will “give up” Crump – or the person who fed her these distortions – but I bet she will take the 5th. I am truly surprised she does not have her own lawyer by now.

      • DeeDee might feel she is protected by BDLR, that is why she is not lawyered up.

        John Galt, found a case that it is currently on appeals where BDLR did much of the same things he is doing now. He has gotten witnesses to change testimony to justify the charges, spoken to witnesses, without letting the Defense know, tampered with evidence, changed or hidden chain of custody records, which btw I think will be big in GZ’s trial.
        So this tactics are not new to him, but a common way of him doing his job.
        The case is Murray vs. State of Florida on appeal at the 4th Circuit in Jacksonville.

  7. Why we must act – to save our Hispanic-Black-White brother George.

    A great perversion of justice is being committed against an innocent Hispanic. This is being conducted by Crump for his racial-reasons – to make money for the NAACP.

    To accomplish his ends, he “discovered” a person (DeeDee) who will lie under oath, in order that Angle Corey could totally debase our judicial system. Here is the quote:
    ++++
    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

    We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

    Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
    ++++
    This is the effect of allowing the lying Curmp to hijack the Florida System, (under threat of a Thug-Riot) and to encouage the complicity of Corey and Bernie to be involved in it – and BERNIE NEVER CHECKED EITHER THE HONESTY OR ACCURACY OF THEIR KEY WITNESS DEEDEE.

    Who was this great person who made this statement about the need for an honest judicial system?

    Dr. Martin Luther King.
    +++++
    Crump is the total corruption of what Martin King was attempting to accomplish!!

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