The witness claims that Zimmerman has also abused one other female, who has yet to come forward.
Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, argued that witness 9’s statements were irrelevant to the Trayvon Martin case. Some of the racial implications made by the witness, he said, could likely cause “widespread hostile publicity.”
“I was afraid that he may have done something because the kid was black,” the witness told investigators. “Because growing up they’ve always made, him and his family have always made statements that they don’t like black people if they don’t act like white people. They like black people if they act white and other than that, they talk a lot of bad things about black people.”