Witness Jonathan Good (W6) Files: Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman Case

Jonathan GoodThis is the information page for Jonathan Good (W6) (aka 911 Caller #4) in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You will find links to the available documents and media below. You can also locate other corresponding testimony and information on the site.

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Name:

Jonathan Good
“John” is the name that he provided in the news interview (see video below), and he is the husband or (male companion) of Witness #17.

Witness Summary:

When he first walked outside, the Black guy was on top while they were wrestling. He could tell this because the guy on the bottom was a lighter color. The witness was looking out the window and yelling out the window telling them to stop. After the incident, he saw other people out there with flashlights. The guy who had been previously on top was lying face down in the grass. The one who had been on the bottom had his hands in the air. The guy who did the shooting said, “I shot the other guy in self defense. My gun is on the ground.”

He didn’t have his patio door open. He could only hear the helps with all doors and windows closed. He says he couldn’t tell who was yelling for help. He thought it was the person on the ground at first because his logic says that the person on the bottom would be the one yelling for help. He says he truly couldn’t tell who was yelling help. It was too dark. He didn’t see how it started or how it ended. He only saw when they were in an altercation on the ground.

9-1-1 Call:

Interviews/Testimony:

Testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman from 6/28/2013:


The following interviews are the full, uncut audio files released as part of the discovery court proceedings in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Names and some other identifying information have been redacted to protect the identities of the witnesses.

Sanford Police Department – February 26, 2012 (~3 min)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Track 1 – March 20, 2012 (~45 min)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Track 2 – March 20, 2012 (~1 min)

Florida State Attorney’s Office – March 26, 2012 (~3 min)

Documents:


View Memo From Florida State Attorney’s Office Regarding Witnesses 6 (3/26/2012)



View Florida State Attorney’s Office Witnesses 6 Investigative Report (3/20/2012)


Additional Information:

Coming Soon!

  • i have no life

    isn’t this the guy that jen… was talking to when she was on the phone with 911? “john” opened their back door (not sliding door) and apparently told G and T to stop & that the police were called, then he went upstairs, looked out the window, then after the gunshot went back downstairs & opened the back door again i think, jen… was telling him to “get down” etc.

    • oldsoldierboy

      No it was her husband Jeremy who was in the background saying “He warned me he was going to shoot him”. Good lived a couple of house down.

  • oldsoldierboy

    Here are some of the reasons why Mr. Good’s version of what happened is not reliable.
    1. In the darkness all of us appear black.
    2. He didn’t realize TM was a black male until a courageous neighbor came out and shined a flashlight onto TM body as Mr. Good hide at his upstairs window (Listen to his 911 call). It’s impossible to determine who has the lighter skin when you only know the ethnicity of one person. For all Mr. Good knew it could have been two light skinned males out there fighting. And this is only if you assume he realized GZ was latino and white.
    3. Both TM and GZ were fully clothed with TM wearing the lighter clothes. TM had on light tan pants. Under those lighting conditions TM was actually the lighter person because of the clothes he was wearing.
    4. Mr. Good said he looked outside and yelled for them to stop then ran to call 911. On his 911 call he states that someone fired a shot and there was no screaming in the background. TM was already dead by the time he got on the phone. This is validation that he caught the tail end of the confrontation and didn’t get to see much.

  • MarilynNeuner

    I don’t get it. On the 911 call this witness starts out by saying he just heard a gunshot. This would have been an accurate statement. The shot was at 7:16:56PM and this 911 call started at 7:18PM. 
    But then, in his sworn testimony he states that a couple of seconds after calling 911 he hears the shot (the ping) as he’s starting to head up the stairs. It other words, he’s swearing that the shot happened after 7:18PM.
    This is a clear misstatement of facts and about something as important as where he was and what he was doing at the time of the gunshot.  

    • Jreiblich

      His testimony was that he yelled out, I’m going to call 911, then he closed the door, went inside and went upstairs, as he called 911.  The gunshot happened after he started to call 911

  • mandywhitby

    How sad it must be for treyvons parents to know the cops were at the scene within 1 minute of him being shot. If they would of showed up a minute earlier they would catch the fight and treyvon hopefully wouldnt be dead. As for this witness or any witness you cant take what they say 100%. I say this because so many have different wersions of what they saw. 99% maybe but not 100 % fact.
    What witness is it they were talking about at the hearing. They talked of two. One being someone who has bad info about george. It sounds like it may be a ex of georges. The other witness i thought they said witnessed someone being chased through the complex. Which meant george not only followed treyvon but did chase him when treyvon ran. I already thought he chased him and wasnt looking for a address

    • GateKeeper_of_Truth

      Trayvon Martin would be alive to this day ..if GZ did what he told the PD he would do ..and that was to meet the PD at the entrance….and why did he get off the phone with the PD?..because he spotted TM and he wanted to confront him..and if his phone was open with the 911 disptacher..that would be evidence s to what REALLY happened upon provocation..he closed his phone..WHY? Because it ws HIm who started the provocation with TM.. and he didn’t want that to be known..  

      • j9a

        You need to listen to the entire “911″ tape, first of all it wasn’t 911 it was actually the non emergency number. The PD did not tell him to meet them at the enterance, He got off the phone with non-emergency because he had lost sight of TM, had arranged to have an officer come out . They even asked him if he still wanted an officer to come out since TM was no longer in sight, and he told them yes. If you listen to the 911 call you will hear when they ask are you following him and when they tell him “we don’t need you to do that’ he says OK and STOPS and you can tell he stops, he “followed” for about 15 seconds from a distance to try to keep TM in sight. He remained on the phone with the dispatcher for 2 more minutes, he had lost sight of TM and saw him turn down the sidewalk which we now know led to the apt where he was staying and was only 100 yards away. He had plenty of time to get back to the apt while GZ was still on the phone with the dispatcher.

        • atoz350

          Honestly, would you lead a stalker to your home?

          • j9a

            GZ wasn’t stalking TM. Actually he had alsready lost sight of TM before he even got out of his truck, but to answer your question, if someone were actually stalking me, or if someone were just following me and I was afraid that they were a stalker, i’d run the other way, I would not run toward them . I’d try to get to a public place,

          • gbpuzzler

            TM did run the other way. He didn’t run toward GZ, although he did stop running and hide after a while. And there was no public place for him to run to. It was not clear if there was an unlocked door at the townhome where he was staying, and he might not have been able to try to get into the home without leading GZ there.

        • gbpuzzler

          If GZ had gone back to his truck, he would have been safely inside it by the time either he or TM was off the phone, but he wasn’t. And he refused to give the dispatcher a location where the police could meet with him, but asks to have them call him back when they arrive. Why would he do those things, other than so that he could continue to look for TM after he got off the phone? And regardless of whether GZ was technically stalking TM, he was a threatening person who followed TM in his car and when TM ran away, he got out of his car and tried to follow him on foot.

    • j9a

      I think maybe you are thinking of Witness 2, who said she saw someone being chased, but later she said what she actually saw was A PERSON (not 2 people chasing), just A person running past her condo, she said she heard footsteps running and caught a glimpse of A PERSON and that person was running toward the T in the sidewalk , not AWAY from it. TM had 2 minutes to make it to the apt where he was staying at the opposite end of the sidewalk from where the incident occurred while GZ was still on teh phone with 911, and had lost sight of him. 2 minutes to go 100 yards and be safely inside the pat, it appears from what witness 2 is saying that he did indeed go back to the apt, and then doubled back to confront GZ at the T.

      • gbpuzzler

        No, in her first statement, she said that she saw 2 people running towards the T. In a later statement, she said that she wasn’t sure if she saw one person or two people.

  • Ladyloree621

    It bothers me this guy finds it hard to describe what happened in his 20 min interview versus what he said in his first statement. It seems now he is walking back from his intial strong statement of yeah this guy was getting hit mma style.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166484355 Cucich Dan

       walking it back after being repeatedly asked the same questions by FBI and and other police agencies, who were obviously trying to intimidate this young witness

      • Darrellacarter

        On his 911 call he says “they’re” wrestling in my back yard. If he saw a hooded guy beating n a guys face mma style who was screaming for help, would’nt he say that. he thdn says after community meeting & after he find out it was his watch captian involved, “darker guy on top” punching face in.

        • http://twitter.com/RebeccaB70 RebeccaB70

          Exactly, his first statement is ‘they’re wrestling’.  He would’ve said someone is getting the shit beat out of him if it was ‘MMA style’ (when I first read that I rolled my eyes, it sounded to me like he was excited to get caught up in a murder and over enthusiastic).

          • j9a

            He was in the process of making the 911 call when he heard the shot and TM was already dead before the call went through, so he probably didn’t go into detail about the fight because it was over, by the time the call went through he was reporting the gunshot and someone lying in the grass, no need to report a fight when it was obviously over. it was when he was interviewed by the cops that same night that he said, the guy on top was throwing down punches mma style and the guy on the bottom was yelling for help. Since then, he has been convinced, or has convinced himself out of fear, that maybe he didn’t see what he thought he saw.

        • http://twitter.com/RebeccaB70 RebeccaB70

          Exactly, his first statement is ‘they’re wrestling’.  He would’ve said someone is getting the shit beat out of him if it was ‘MMA style’ (when I first read that I rolled my eyes, it sounded to me like he was excited to get caught up in a murder and over enthusiastic).

        • erik

          Give me a break most people aren’t perfectly precise with their words at all times maybe the ground and pound situation which he witnesses was best describedas wresling in his head at that moment in time. I m sure you use words constantly that don’t best fit what you mean if you were to describe that same thing in detail

      • Ladyloree621

        I don’t believe he was intimidated, he clarified his answers. Also the ages of the male witness listed are w/m(white male) 6′  170lbs dob 4/18/82 hair brown eyes blue. Age would be 30. Not young. Number 2 O/M ( I take this to mean “other minority” which would be consistent with the asian in the feb 26 news caption talking to cops) 5’7 200lbs dob 6/17/69 hair black eyes brown. Age would be 43. Not young. Number 3 W/M 6’2 195 lbs dob 8/28/81 hair brown eyes blue. Age would be 31. Not young. The three males listed in police witness reports with age date of birth and weight. Not one under the age 25 which would be considered young. 

      • j9a

        And let’s not forget the second statement was given AFTER this thing became a National Cause,with a major (extremely biased) media blitz, and marches coordinated, and after the New Black Panthers put a price on Zimmerman’s head.

  • disqus_aESexhXn4n

    I have found that the first account is most always the most accurate.
    After the first account, is when intimidation and self-doubt comes to play!

  • edan

    Trayvon was on top beating the heck out of Zimmerman. Zimmerman DID do what the 911 operator told him. He STOPPED following, and it was as he turned around Trayvon approached him, and then started attacking him.

  • http://twitter.com/rickroberts Rick Roberts

    It sounds as if he changes his story to fit a narrative. He’s either doing that because he wants to be politically correct or he is scared about what will happen to him if his testimony frees Zimmerman.

  • http://twitter.com/rickroberts Rick Roberts

    Exactly, and this will be made very clear at trial. Sir Skittles of the Iced Tea made a fatal mistake by assaulting a fellow human being. He won’t be doing that again.

  • L.A.M

    100% Proof ’cause you said it. Yay!

  • gbpuzzler

    The trouble with these claims is that Trayvon was on the phone with Rachel J for over 2 minutes after the 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman to stop following. If he had started back to his car at this point, he could have been there in under 30 seconds. This isn’t what happened, and Trayvon also wasn’t attacking him during those 2 minutes. Whatever happened didn’t even start until after that.

  • S.K

    He seems to be wearing bullet proof vest while on the stand. This case is so weird idk if the authorities are trying to hide something like the match to the DNA profile, that was mixed. Check out the DNA water grab trick. When johns on the stand

  • Kent

    Correct. The statements of witnesses suggests that in that 2 minutes, the creep followed the kid well past the T intersection and all the way down the dog walk to just outside the townhouse where the young community guest was staying, and without identifying himself, the unidentified creep attempted to physically restrain the scared kid (who, as a guest in the gated community, had every right to be where he was).
    –> (this according to what witness Rachel Jeantel was told and what she heard that night.)

    Next, the unidentified creep chased the young guest up the dog walk and in the direction of the T intersection.
    –>(this according to the Bahador sisters who lived in a townhouse located midway along the dog walk. In court, the one sister who testified mentioned the 2 people were running “FROM left to right” with “left” being from the direction of the townhouse where Trayvon was staying and “right” being in the direction of the T intersection.)

    The Bahador sisters couldn’t actually see who was chasing who in the darkness, but do you really think it was possible that Martin chased Zimmerman? Zimmerman never mentioned or admitted to being all the way down the dog walk. Nor did he ever mention or admit to a chase up that dog walk to the T intersection (that T intersection where Zimmerman’s BEGINS his story of a confrontation — with an unexplainable time gap).

    John Good’s girlfriend told detectives that the “screams got louder as they got closer” (corroborates with the Bahador sisters’ statements of a chase up the walkway).

    Following, attempting to restrain and chasing are not defensive actions.

    The above mentioned witness statements are all available on this axiomamnesia website.

  • gbpuzzler

    I think that you are thinking of witness Jenna Lauer, but she wasn’t Good’s girlfriend. She was with her then boyfriend/later husband Jeremy (she talks to him in her phone call).

    There is nothing that places Martin down by the townhome where he was staying, and I doubt that he was actually down that far. Otherwise, I mostly agree with you: I think that Martin ran down the dog walk path for some distance, hid in the darkness while he was talking to Rachel Jeantel, and Zimmerman continued to look for him after he ended the phone call and eventually found Martin. The chase and altercation were probably the result of Zimmerman attempting to physically restrain Martin for the police and Martin resisting.

    Other problems with Zimmerman’s account are that he describes a relatively stationary altercation near the T and close to the sidewalk. The body, and several items belonging to Martin and Zimmerman, were found about 40 feet down the dog walk and nowhere close to the sidewalk.

    I also think that it is unlikely that Martin was sitting on Zimmerman straddling him at the moment of the shooting (if he ever was at all). It would have been extremely difficult for Zimmerman to have reached for a gun on the back of his hip, and to shoot Martin with the straight front-to-back trajectory described in the medical examiner’s report.

  • Kent

    EXACTLY the problem — you are unaware of certain witnesses because they were never called to give valuable testimonies in court:

    The Prosecution (aka Zimmerman’s 2nd Defense team) had bombshell testimony that they completely avoided (3 witnesses whose statements fit with the testimony of Rachel Jeantel).

    Witnesses #1 and #2 lived midway down the 400 foot walkway which has a T intersection at the northern end and Martin’s host living at the southern end.

    Witness #2 recorded statement of interview with Det. Chris Serino (available here on the axiomamnesia website):

    DET. SERINO: “Were you home Sunday night, ma’am?”

    WITNESS #2: “Yes, I was.”

    DET. SERINO: “Can you tell me what you saw?”

    WITNESS #2: “I saw 2 guys running. Couldn’t tell you who was in front who was behind. I was looking out the kitchen window … and had something on the stove. Went to the sliding glass door, saw a fist fight, just fists, I don’t know who was hitting who. Went back to turn the stove off and by the time I walked back I heard the shot. That was it.”

    DET. SERINO: “Ok, you just saw the chase, you couldn’t tell who was in front who was in back … OK…”

    WITNESS #2: “Right ’cause I just had the blinds just partially open. It wasn’t all the way open.”

    Det. Sereno: “Did you hear any arguing. Any yelling?”

    WITNESS #2: “No. No. All I heard was “no, no”. That was it and I heard the shot.”

    DET. SERINO: “Was it raining?”

    WITNESS #2: “Yes.”

    DET. SERINO: “Heavily or drizzling. ‘Cause I know it was wet.”

    WITNESS #2: “I was out there for a while just before it happened. It was on and off.”

    DET. SERINO: “OK, any other problems that you are aware of … break-ins, that kind of stuff.”

    WITNESS #2: “No. No.”

    DET. SERINO: “OK, I am now going to conclude this interview. I think the time is … it is now 8:00pm 7:00pm.”

    DET. SERINO: “Back on the tape with [witness #2's name].
    “One more time, they were chasing each other, correct?”

    WITNESS #2: “Yes.”

    DET. SERINO: “How far away from each other would you say? I’m going to step away from you…”

    WITNESS #2: “I think right there.”

    DET. SERINO: “About here. Is this a car length away, would you say, 8 feet … 10 feet? 10 feet about, right? About 10 feet. Thank you so much.”

  • Kent

    John Good lived with his girlfriend, Amanda (Witness #17). I am not confusing her with Jenna Lauer. Amanda was never called to testify in court.

    Amanda’s recorded statements with Sanford Police Dept. are available on this website and here is an excerpt:

    WITNESS #17: “It sounded like some male was definitely yelling help. And it kinda sounded like they were running towards us. but my perception of where I’m hearing something from is awful so at that point he got up and he went over by the back patio window kinda opened the blinds, it was kind of dark outside so he opened the window some.”

    DETECTIVE: “OK, in your statement that you just provided. You indicate that it kinda sounded like screaming?”

    WITNESS #17: “Yes, at first I couldn’t tell if it was kids.”

    DETECTIVE: “Could you hear any other words?”

    WITNESS #17: “No.”

    DETECTIVE: “In your statement just now you indicated that you thought they were running toward you. Why did you think that?”

    WITNESS #17: “It sounded like it was getting louder…”

    DETECTIVE: “What was getting louder?”

    WITNESS #17: “The screams for help.”

    DETECTIVE: “So you felt that they were coming toward you because the sound was getting louder?”

    WITNESS #17: “Yah.”

    DETECTIVE: “Did you hear any other sounds?”

    WITNESS #17: “No, unfortuantely I couldn’t hear too much once I realized it was actually someone saying help …. ”

    My comment continues below. Please note that the detectives are certainly double-checking any mention of people running (of a chase) because they know its importance. They had witnesses’ statements that blew apart Zimmerman’s “self-defense” claim. Zimmerman was chasing his victim.

  • Kent

    Zimmerman’s story didn’t explain what he was doing for ALMOST THREE MINUTES (between the time he hung up with 911 and the time the call between Martin and Jeantel was disconnected).

    The walkway Zimmerman claimed never to have gone down that night is 400 feet from northern T intersection to southern end where Martin’s host lived. It takes a ONE MINUTE TEN SECONDS to walk 400 feet. In 3 minutes, he had time to follow Martin to the southern end of the walkway, start a physical confrontation and then chase the kid back up the walkway to the northern T intersection.

    Again, Zimmerman claims to only have gone a few feet past the northern T intersection. However, witnesses saw the 2 people running from the direction at the SOUTHERN end and up toward the northern T intersection.

    My comment continues below.

  • Kent

    It’s a puzzle and clearly no one could fit the pieces together when they are not even aware there were other witnesses — witnesses kept from testifying in court.

    Even with ALL the witness testimonies, what doesn’t make sense is George’s story and John Good’s corroborating testimony.

  • gbpuzzler

    As you may know, there were 3 buildings on each side of the dog walk path, with each building containing probably 4 or 5 2-story townhomes in a row, side to side. I think it was shown during the trial that witnesses #1 and #2 lived in one of the buildings at the north end, not really half way down the walkway. The residence where Trayvon Martin was staying was in one of the southernmost buildings.

    There is nothing specifically placing Martin close to the other end except him telling Rachel that he was “near” that residence. That’s a pretty vague statement, plus he could have become confused about where he was.

    We also don’t know exactly what Zimmerman’s path was. Perhaps he went through to the other street to see if Martin had gone there, and then went back or went down that street for a ways and then cut between the buildings. He also may have been going slowly, stopping to look around at several points.

  • gbpuzzler

    Thanks for clarifying that. I don’t think that she actually testified at the trial, did she?