The George Zimmerman trial is currently ongoing in Florida. Zimmerman is on trial for murdering a black teen named Trayvon Martin last year. Zimmerman claims that Martin attacked him first and, as a result, he killed Martin in self defense. One of the most controversial pieces of evidence in the trail is an audio recording of someone screaming in fear. Witnesses for the prosecution, including members of Martin’s family, claim it is the voice of Trayvon Martin. However, witnesses for the defense claim it is the voice of Zimmerman. The jury’s verdict could hinge on whose voice they believe has been captured on that recording.
If it is Zimmerman’s voice on that recording, then he should be willing to provide a sample for the court, so that it can be matched to the recorded voice. In other words, why doesn’t he prove his scream by screaming for the jury? That way, they would be able to decide for themselves whether it matches the scream on the recording. Certainly, Zimmerman would be able to re-create his scream, right? To paraphrase the late great Johnny Cochrane, if it does fit, you must acquit.