Zimmerman Trial Gets Skype Bombed

Entertainment — July 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm by

An attempt to get testimony from one of George Zimmerman’s former college professors via Skype was interrupted Wednesday after other users of the video chat service caught on and called prosecutor Rich Mantei’s username in the middle of court.Scott Pleasants, a Seminole State College professor who taught a criminal justice course Zimmerman took, was testifying remotely from Colorado.But Mantei’s Skype username appeared on the screen during the televised court feed, prompting other Skype users watching to try and call in and interrupt.One user, named Salman Talpur on Skype, tried to call Mantei multiple times. That was followed by a bombardment of other calls from more than a dozen other Skype users.Judge Debra Nelson finally ordered the state to call Pleasants back on a cell phone. Defense attorney Mark O’Mara finished questioning Pleasants over the phone. [Cfn]

It is safe to say that Zimmerman has faith in his defense team…If you see a buddy on live television, your first instinct is to berate them. I was under the impression that a witness in a trial of this magnitude does not have the Skype option.

h/t Deadspin