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But first there are two criminal cases that are gripping the nation George Zimmerman and Aaron Hernandez.
We begin tonight with the Zimmermann case.
This week the star witness for the prosecution racial John tell took the stand to give her account of the night -- -- on Martin died.
Almost immediately commentary started on John tells appearance and her demeanor.
With me is jury consultants is in constant times better in the courtroom in Orlando and Fox News contributor and T did Jackson good evening.
I -- mean I'll write in my time is a DA trying cases I learned that witnesses come in all sizes and all shapes.
All we don't pick them they don't even picked themselves and they're certainly not out of central casting some articulate some not.
Susan the criticism of this witness the last to speak to train on before the shooting was almost -- universal what's your take -- Well.
First of all you know when we look at -- -- she's seventeen years old but she looks much older and I think that it's very difficult for people to understand.
That she's not really was not an adult really when this all happened.
And she was basically judged by her by the entire jury and by everybody that's out there including the media.
You know her demeanor was not good but I'll tell you the first day she showed -- -- lectured angry because -- she kind of swayed and as she took the stand.
You could tell that she was -- she didn't want to be there she was frustrated.
You could tell in her voice inflection rolling Farai you know and Arizona remind you you have your own personal experience want to -- share with us for a moment.
Well you know this is the first time judge Janine ever share this on national television but when I was 15815.
That -- of course forty years ago.
Was the star witness in a murder trial I was that baby sitter at him I was supposed to be sitting here for your child and her dated stood her up -- -- was actually up.
I was called and told not to show up because she -- -- -- going at date but anyway I was around the corner.
At a home my girlfriend's house and third crying bloody -- Keller actually had entered into her home.
And stabbed her 21 times in the night who were are okay so you are a major witness how old -- you -- I was that are -- Absolutely.
I -- -- eighteen years so I was the main person that put him behind bars for second degree aren't but can you relate to being demeanor at all of the Rachel sons -- Well what I can relate to is actually did just that -- enormous amount of fear judge -- What it's like to be face to face with the killer.
With someone that you're looking at that I'm I'm -- -- be the one putting behind bars are and it's very frightening our rights and so I what can't relate to what it was feel what it feels like or rate -- Because that's unfamiliar rarity of being in -- courtroom okay having to stay silent not been able to tell anyone -- Europe minor.
And you know having all the attention around you and then people just looking at you and grasping at every word that you're saying and then being -- I want to go to art and I think that I.
I wanna go dissenting because I also want to show you guys have sought and Tino what do you think of Rachel and the fact that she's almost universally criticized.
What -- not universally criticized I have to tell you this she was not what we expected she's -- coffee -- perfectly coiffed.
Courtney -- wearing young lady.
Who was so cool and so composed I mean we really did not expect trade bond's girlfriend who we've been hearing about for the past year.
To be so dark and so luckily you know we're in -- looks driven society.
And we still have a lot of contempt for dark dark dark skinned people vote wasn't beyond that her manner what -- -- more moderate manner.
Well you know her manner her defiance.
Was stunning to people but she was standing her ground she was determined.
Details straight -- story.
I can agree with with my colleague with my with the other guest that.
This was a tremendous burden for this young woman although she's nineteen now she was a child then and I still considered to be a child.
And she's got a tremendous.
Tremendous responsibility she is the star witness.
And she could put someone away for life and she is trying to figure out how it is.
That the police told this man to stay in the car and her friend ended up there are right but listen defense attorney -- -- and cross examined John tell.
Law his daughter posted this since program it reads we beats Tanya Kennedy.
Celebration -- -- this case about race out very quickly Susan.
-- don't -- -- they want to deny that it's not about race when I heard that most recent.
But they get it really does come down -- race and eighteen different race to now profiling.
But really it's beyond profiling it is about race and Tina quickly is this.
About where I have to tell you -- I was I was so absolutely it in part it's about race but the stupidity comet was absolutely insulting.
This young woman is not just union lingle she's not bilingual she's -- -- -- she speaks creole.
She speaks Spanish she speaks English.
So I'm sure she -- a leg up on most American children including those -- both of the best integrate -- said so I'm fed -- thanks for being with us this evening gala all right.
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