Wednesday, December 12

Witness #8 Speaks -

A Discovery Hearing was held yesterday morning in the Sanford Shooting Case which I watched on the InSession TV program. The most interesting part of their coverage for me was the material about Dee Dee.

First, they played the recording which was given to Defense; it was unintelligible and almost inaudible. Then they played an excerpt from an interview she did with the Prosecution. In the latter excerpt, the person identified as Dee Dee could be heard, but her voice did not seem like that of a 16-year-old; she sounded older.

We have no way of easily ascertaining if the Dee Dee character on the first recording is the same as the Dee Dee character on the second recording. Even so, I was quite intrigued.

What did Dee Dee have to say?

The 2nd Dee Dee claimed that Trayvon said "Get off!"

Sorry, but that didn't make any sense to me.

:: Refer to 8:59am and 9:03am on
their blog entry for this court session.

It emerged during the court proceedings that someone from ABC News was present during Mr Crump's interview with one of the possible Dee Dee characters. I assume the reporter was Matt Gutman who once bragged about getting this exclusive:

"ABC News was there exclusively as the 16-year-old girl told Crump about the last moments of the teenager's life."

I'm just guessing that either his recording of the occasion could get subpoenaed or he may have involved himself as a witness. Has this ever happened to a reporter before?

Yes, it has. The most famous case that comes to mind, off the top of my head, was the Son of Sam Case, which Jimmy Breslin got sucked into. Breslin received a note which became part of the news coverage.

Sometimes, reporters can get sucked into
these cases - whether they like it or not!