• Witness' Skype line interruption during testimony in Zimmerman trial causes laughter


    SANFORD, Fla. - One witness’ Skype testimony in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial caused a bit of a stir in the Seminole County courtroom Wednesday.

    Scott Pleasants is a professor at Seminole State College. He taught a class in which Zimmerman was a student in 2010.

    Pleasants testified Wednesday from Colorado via Skype. During his testimony, however, there was nonstop interference from incoming calls to Pleasants’ Skype account.

    It appeared that once the public discovered Pleasants’ Skype line, many people began calling him, repeatedly interrupting Pleasants' testimony.

    The incoming call noises and popups caused laughter in the courtroom, but Judge Debra Nelson wasn’t laughing.

    A frustrated Nelson ordered the state to end the Skype session and call Pleasants back on his cellphone.

    Zimmerman maintains he shot and killed Trayvon Martin last year in Sanford in self-defense.

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