Defense dissects witness testimony in Zimmerman trial

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SANFORD, Fla. - Day two of testimony in the George Zimmerman case came with statements from a woman who witnessed the shooting.

Selene Bahadoor claims she heard commotion and saw two people run by her townhouse.

Then she said she heard Zimmerman shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman shook his head back and forth after Bahadoor left the courtroom, the first blatant expression anyone has seen from him in days.

His disdain appeared to be directed at Bahadoor.

"It sounded like running from left to right on the -- in the rear pathway," Bahadoor said.

Bahadoor lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes and was called to court to explain that she might've seen Zimmerman chase Martin the night he was shot.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara poked holes in that claim questioning why the tidbit of "running from left to right" came to light for the first time in court.

"In that statement, did you tell Sanford PD you heard noise running from left to right?" O'Mara asked.

"I don't know. I don't remember," Bahadoor said.

WFTV dug into archives and found a police recording where Bahadoor never specified direction.

"I saw two guys running -- couldn't tell you who was in front who was behind. I was looking out of the kitchen window," Bahadoor said on a police recording.

"At first blush, this witness looked very good for the state, but the defense was able to raise some issues that cast doubt on her credibility," Bill Sheaffer, Eyewitness News legal analyst said.

Some issues include a Justice for Trayvon Facebook page she liked and a www.change.org petition she signed.

"'Prosecute the killer of our son -- 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.' You did sign that petition?" O'Mara asked.

"Right," Bahadoor said.

"The defense is going to argue that you shouldn't give her great credibility because of those facts," Sheaffer said.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda fired back at O'Mara's claims about specifying direction in the witness's testimony.

Bahadoor said she was never asked what way the two people ran, so she never mentioned it.