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 “What you did in order to explain that to Ms. Fulton,” he said, referring to Martin’s mother, “and then to Mr. de la Rionda,” the lead prosecutor in the case, “under oath is that you created a lie and said you had gone to the hospital?”

“Yes,” Jeantel replied.

While the defense team succeeded in getting Jeantel to admit to a series of lies on the stand, she may have also creating some sympathy with the jury for the obvious emotional toll the ordeal has taken on her.