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Rachel Jeantel Says Police Didn’t Even Try to Contact Her about Trayvon’s Death

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Reported: By Britt L

HLN’s Vinnie Politan held a one-on-one interview with Rachel Jeantel – the prosecution’s star witness in the George Zimmerman trial.  The 19-year-old Jeantel testifies in Zimmerman’s trial about the final moments of Trayvon Martin’s life. Jeantel was the longtime friend of Trayvon Martin, and was on the phone with him moments before he was gunned down by 29-year-old George Zimmerman in Florida.

Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges related to Martin’s death. The verdict has caused a nation wide outcry over the perceived injustice, while some called the verdict “correct”.

Rachel Jeantel believes otherwise. In the interview, Jeantel had a personal message for Zimmerman.

“I don’t know how you sleep at night,” exclaimed the distraught friend of slain Trayvon.

Jeantel went on with HLN host Politan in the interview, explaining what really went on in the courtroom during the trial, and what jurors never heard about her final conversation with Martin.

“He told me a strange man, who we now know as George, kept following him toward his father’s fiancée’s house,” Jeantel said.

Jeantel admits that she told Martin during the phone conversation that a r@pist could be following him, and after that, Martin started to sound worried about the man behind him.

“He started walking back from that area toward his father’s house,” Jeantel told Politan. She said Martin told her he was going to take a shortcut, and he said nothing about attacking the man who was following him.

“He was trying to get home,” Jeantel said. “He did not sound like he was quiet. He was talking loud, he was breathing hard. The defense’s claim that Trayvon was hiding behind a tree, that was ridiculous.”

Jeantel continued, stating that after she heard Martin ask Zimmerman why he was following him, she also heard Zimmerman say, “What are you doing around here?” “And then I heard this punch, not punch, but a push, and a fight started. I’m hearing Trayvon say ‘get off, get off.’”

The case has been criticized by experts and state prosecutors. Jeantel exclaimed that she wasn’t contacted by the police initially.

“It was Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin,” Jeantel told Politan. “It’s ridiculous how officers who had Trayvon’s phone couldn’t have called me or looked at the last number.”

Jeantel was harshly criticized nation-wide, as her unclear testimony in court was continuously plagued by her rude demeanor, manner of speech and credibility.  But she also has defenders, who say that she isn’t a dumb or bad person, just misunderstood.

When asked by the HLN host if she had any regrets about her taking the stand, she replied with, “Control my attitude. I had an attorney attacking me.”