As expected, prosecutors released more testimony Monday (July 16), and it is perhaps the most damaging to George Zimmerman’s credibility. A relative of the former neighborhood watch captain who accused him of being racist, has claimed that she was molested by the accused killer. The woman, only identified as “Witness 9” told police that she cut off communication with Zimmerman due to his racists views, and other incidents which were kept under wraps—until now.
In her graphic recount, the woman—who is two years younger than Zimmerman—explained in detail how she was abused by her family member. “He would put his hand under my pants and under my underwear and basically just finger me, I guess,” she told police.
One account of abuse occurred while Zimmerman was 14 and the woman was 12, but started when she was 6, and went on for over a decade. “There were other times he did things too but he would always call them, before we left the room or left anyplace he would say, ‘We weren’t doing anything, we were just laying down or were just playing hide and seek,’ and he would always make sure that he told me that, and I didn’t know. I was a kid, I didn’t know any better.” The witness also said that Zimmerman would make her look at his genitals.
Zimmerman’s lawyer has not responded to the explosive claims, but has already expressed concerned with his client’s ability to receive a fair trail. His second-degree murder case is not expected to begin until this fall, and prosecutors have yet to reveal whether or not “Witness 9” will be called to the stand to testify against the 28-year-old.
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