TRIAL GUIDE: George Zimmerman trial prosecution's witnesses' testimony

Published On: Jun 26 2013 10:29:18 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 05 2013 07:57:11 PM EDT

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Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda talks to Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, on the stand during a recess in George Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Friday, July 5, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel)

SANFORD, Fla. -

Over nine days, prosecutors in the George Zimmerman trial presented 38 witnesses. They rested their case Friday afternoon. 

These were their witnesses:

1. Chad Joseph testified  June 24. The 15-year-old was the last one to spend time with Trayvon Martin before Zimmerman killed him Feb. 26, 2012. The two teens played Play Station 3 and watched T.V before Trayvon left walking to a nearby 7-Eleven to buy him candy. He told Trayvon he wanted Skittles. VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

2. Andrew Gaugh testified June 24. The 7-Eleven clerk who last saw Trayvon Martin buying Skittles and an Arizona brand watermelon fruit juice. VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

3. Sean Noffke testified June 24. He was the 911 dispatcher who answered George Zimmerman's non-emergency call on Feb. 26, 2012. He was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Florida.  VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

4. Ramona Rumph testified June 26, and helped Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei introduce five calls that George Zimmerman made before the Feb. 26, 2012 call. The non-emergency calls were to alert police about suspicious people that the crime watch volunteer had spotted  in the neighborhood. Rumph is Seminole County Sheriff's Office communications manager. She has worked for Seminole County for about 26 years.  VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

5. Don O'Brien testified June 25.  O'Brien is the president ofhomeowners association of The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood, said it was his understanding that neighborhood watch volunteers never followed suspects.

6. Wendy Dorival testified June 25. She is the Sanford Police Department's  Neighborhood Crime Watch volunteer coordinator.  She is also a crime prevention practitioner and said that when she trains volunteers she tells them to stay away from suspects and notify police. During her testimony, she said Zimmerman was eager to serve his community.

7. Sgt. Anthony Raimondo is the Sanford Police officer who tried to revive Trayvon by performing CPR. Raimondo served as a U.S. Marine. According to the Sanford Herald Sanford Raimondo was accused of lying from the witness stand in a felony case, and was cleared of the accusation in 2010.VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

8. Diana Smith: Sanford Police Department Crime scene technician Diana Smith testified Tuesday in the second-degree murder Zimmerman trial. Attorneys asked her to identify the Feb. 26, 2012 evidence collected. VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

9. Selene Bahadoor lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford when Trayvon died. She was in the kitchen when she heard noise that sounded like a movement from "left to right," she said. She also said she saw two people "flailing" their arms, heard a gunshot and then saw a body facing down on the grass. Defense attorneys pointed out she liked a Change.org petition related to the case.

10. Jayne Surdyka lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford when Trayvon died. She said she heard two voices. The low pitch voice, she said, was that of Trayvon. The triathlete was distraught.  VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

11. Jeannee Manalo lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford with her husband and daughter when Trayvon died. She was watching TV when she heard a loud noise. Her husband told her to "mind her own business." When they heard a gunshot, her husband went outside. She said she saw two shadows and the side of Zimmerman's face. VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

12. Rachel Jeantel is the prosecutions star witness. The 19-year-old Miami Gardens high school student was the last one to talk to Trayvon on the phone the night when Zimmerman killed him. During testimony, she described how he ran away from some one who was following him. Defense attorney Don West said her statements were inconsistent.  VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

13. Raymond McDonald is a senior manager at T-Mobile. He talked about the way calls are archived.

14. Jenna Lauer was a resident at The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood. The recording of the 911 call she made the night of the fatal shooting captured the screams that upset one of the jurors and prompted the exit of Trayvon Martin's mom from the courtroom.  VIDEO: Highlights of her testimony.

15. Selma Mora was a resident at The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood. She was from Colombia and requested an interpreter. She said she studied architecture in Colombia. She heard a noise, walked out and saw a man on top of another. 

16. Greg McKinney works in Information Technology and Services for the company contracted to  run surveillance cameras at The Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community. He was asked to retrieve the surveillance video from the day Zimmerman killed Trayvon, Feb. 26, 2012. He said that two out of nine cameras were not working -- including the camera by the gate. And the time stamps were off by 18 minutes.

17. John Good was a resident at The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood. He said he was watching TV when he heard noises outside. He stepped out of his town home and saw two people on the ground. 

VIDEO: Highlights of testimony.

VIDEO: Legal analysis on testimony

18. Jonathan Manalo lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford when Trayvon was killed. He was the one who asked his wife to stay in their town home, grabbed a flashlight and later took a picture of Zimmerman's injuries and Trayvon's body.

19. Ricardo Ayala is a Sanford Police Department officer. He helped another officer to perform CPR on Trayvon.

20. Stacey Livingston works for Sanford Fire Department and was at the scene when Trayvon was pronounced dead.

21. Timonthy Smith is a Sanford Police Department officer. He was the first to arrive at the crime scene Feb. 26, 2012. He gave the gun to his wife who was the crime scene investigator.

22. Lindzee Folgate is a physician assistant. She examined Zimmerman a day after the fatal shooting. She did not think stitches were needed, nor was she sure that Zimmerman's nose was broken, because she did not have an X-ray machine.

23. Hirotaka Nakasone is assigned to the operational technology division of the FBI. He is an expert on voice recognition systems. He testified that a person familiar with a voice can contribute to identification, which could mean relatives may be asked to testify on the 911 recording that captures screams for help.  VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony. 

24. Doris Singleton is the Sanford police officer who interviewed Zimmerman at the police station after the fatal shooting. VIDEO: Highlights of her testimony.

25. Chris F. Serino is the Sanford police homicide investigator in the case. Serino interviewed Zimmerman several times including Feb. 26 and Feb. 29, 2012. He said he found it "odd" that  Zimmerman was concerned about going to class after having killed some one. Serino also added that his comments about Trayvon during his call to police showed "ill will."

VIDEO: Highlights of Serino's testimony.

VIDEO: Zimmerman reenacts fatal shooting.

26. Mark Osterman is George Zimmerman's best friend. He co-authored a book based on Zimmerman's account of what happened Feb. 26, 2012.

Highlights of his testimony.

VIDEO: Legal analyst on Osterman's testimony

Reporter's Notebook: Orlando attorney on Osterman's testimony.

27. Valerie Rao is a medical examiner from Jacksonville and a former medical examiner in Miami-Dade County. She did not perform the autopsy on Trayvon Martin. The prosecution asked her to opine on Zimmerman's injuries, which she classified as "insignificant." 

VIDEO: Highlights of her testimony.

VIDEO: Medical examiner: George Zimmerman has bumpy head.

28. Kristen Bentsen is a Seminole County finger print analyst.

29. Sonja Boles-Melvin is the director of enrollment services/registrar at Seminole State College of Florida. She verified Zimmerman's school records and that he had aspired to graduate in the Spring of 2012.

30. Scott Kearns is a Prince William County Police Lieutenant. He said Zimmerman's July 8, 2009 application was destroyed, but there was a record of the application.

31.  Alexis Carter was Zimmerman's teacher at Seminole State College criminal litigation class in Spring of 2010. Army Capt. Carter was a military prosecutor.  Read the highlights of his testimony.

32. Jim Krzenski is the Sanford Police Department records manager. He confirmed Zimmerman applied to participate in a ride along.

33. Gordon S. Pleasants was Zimmerman's teacher at Seminole State College. He said Zimmerman posted June 23, 2011 he wanted to become an attorney and eventually a prosecutor.

VIDEO: Skype calls interrupt defense attorney

34. Amy Siewert is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement firearms laboratory analyst. She determined the shot that killed Trayvon was a contact shot.

VIDEO: Highlights of Siewert's testimony

35. Anthony Gorgone is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement DNA analyst. He concluded there was no DNA from Trayvon Martin in Zimmerman's gun.

Highlights of his testimony.


36. Sybrina Fulton is Trayvon Martin's mom.  The long-time Miami-Dade County employee testified on Friday before the prosecution rested their case. She said she knew her son was the one screaming for help when she heard a 911 call recording.

VIDEO: Highlights of her testimony.

37. Jahvaris Fulton is Trayvon Martin's older brother. He told jurors that he was four years older when Trayvon died Feb. 26, 2012. When a 911 tape recording of screams played, he said at first he was in shock and denial, but later recognized it was his brother screaming for help before he was killed.

VIDEO: Highlights of his testimony.

38. Shiping Bao is the medical examiner who performed Trayvon Martin's autopsy.

Highlights of Bao's testimony.

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