Prosecutors could charge Trayvon Martin's girlfriend with perjury, after they caught her lying about her whereabouts during the teen's funeral.
Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager, during an altercation in a gated complex outside Orlando in February of 2012. The case became a focal point for race relations and gun control, and was a magnet for rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
The state's case is pretty flimsy to begin with, considering the high school student was pummeling Zimmerman right before he was shot. It's not like the security guard walked up behind Martin, and just put a bullet in him without warning. Zimmerman was getting his head bashed in!
Now, the state's star witness has been proven to be a liar. The lead prosecutor, Bernie de la Rionda, didn't say whether Trayvon Martin's girlfriend will be arrested for perjury, but that would be the right course of action. What else has this woman been, um, less than 100 percent honest about? During a deposition, the 19-year-old woman told prosecutors she was in the hospital the day of the funeral services, but it turned out to be untrue.
Her lying under oath about the funeral was disclosed Tuesday in court, but it hasn't received a great deal of media attention, because another bombshell dropped during the hearing. On Tuesday, Zimmerman opted to forgo a "stand your ground" hearing in April, which if successful, could have gotten his charges dropped before a trial.