The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 32.5: The Prosecution Rests; The ME Explodes!

Stately McDaniel Manor

The final day of the prosecution’s case remained true to form in every respect, and also provided another glimpse—actually, a substantial look—into the prosecution’s closing arguments. 

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother:  The first witness of the day was Sybrina Fulton, who testified that the screaming voice in the Lauer 911 recording is Trayvon Martin.  The prosecution, not wanting to open the field to anything she might know about Trayvon, kept their questions limited to only that.

On cross O’Mara tried to make it clear that Sybrina might have reasons other than absolute truth to identify the voice as Trayvon.  He may have had some success in that Sybrina seemed not only coached, but potentially rehearsed.  She often tried to avoid directly answering O’Mara’s questions and parsed her answers so as not to concede even the most obvious points, even those not harmful to the prosecution.  Her overall appearance was…

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