Witness Chad Joseph Files: Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman Case

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Name:

Chad Joseph, 15 years old

Witness Summary:

Prosecution’s first witness, Chad Joseph (15 yo), comes to the stand to testify. He is the son of Brandi Green. he is in 8th grade now, and was in 7th grade back in 2/2012.

Chad Joseph says to the prosecution that Trayvon called him when he was on his way back from 7-Eleven. Chad says he continued to play PS3 games while Trayvon was gone. He was wearing headphones that coves his ears while playing the game. He didn’t hear anything that sounded like an argument or a gunshot. he says Trayvon never came home that night. When he called his cell phone, nobody answered. He says that his mother and Tracy Martin came home that night. He went to school the next day and found out Travon had been killed when he got home from school.

Chad Joseph tells O’Mara that he was playing games with Trayvon that day. He doesn’t remember whether Trayvon was on the phone much that day or not.

9-1-1 Call:

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Testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman from 6/24/2013:

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  • beebee

    I think this was an important witness just because it shows the innocence of what the two youths were doing that day. it goes against the portrait of the defense trying to subtly portray Trayvon as a thug.

    • Northern Lights

      Agree with you about Chad and the innocence of the two playing games all day! I note the next commenter, giturfaxstr8b4utalk sounds like a right-wing hype spreader — much like ones I’ve opposed online for some time now on various YouTube pages.

      No matter the wrong verdict, many of us know that Trayvon Martin was wrongly killed since he was screaming for his life when Zimmerman pulled the trigger. This means 2nd degree murder with depravity, as opposed to the defense lie of “self-defense.”

      I would like to use this space to comment on the next commenter’s hype because of the order of comments–I hope it will appear before that post, assuming people read these posted comments. So please allow me. I commented late when half asleep last night. I see no way to delete that post; but I have added some to it and wish to repost. Please understand, it’s in the interests of support–for Trayvon Martin and those who care about justice for him and his supporters. Thanks!

      BELOW COMMENT IS DIRECTED AT giturfaxstr8b4utalk WHO POSTED THE NEXT COMMENT. IT IS A RE-POST, WITH SOME EDITS AND ADDITIONS OF MY ORIGINAL REPLY, FURTHER BELOW

      HERE GOES:

      TO “giturfaxstr8b4utalk” —————

      Wow are you ever pathetic. Did you know — & I just bet you didn’t — that “Purple Lean” or “Purple Drank ” is NOT made from Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail and Skittles — but from Sprite and Jolly Ranchers ???–and of course the controlled substance Codeine and a specific purple cough syrup???

      Did it cross your mind that between weed & Lean, it could appear to some that TM might have preferred weed? . . . but with over $40.00 in his pocket that night — TRAYVON BOUGHT NEITHER?!!!!

      How about this–no matter what TM did in his personal life, it never was an accusation that TM would harm a stranger, or that he had EVER seriously beaten anyone . . . and NO ONE HAS EVER COME FORWARD TO TELL THE WORLD THEY WERE BEATEN BY TRAYVON OR THAT HE WAS OF BAD CHARACTER.

      AND HYPE BY RIGHT-WING SOURCES IS WRONGFUL AND IRRELEVANT, BECAUSE ZIMMERMAN MURDERED TRAYVON MARTIN WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT HIM. TRAYVON’S TOXICOLOGY REPORT SHOWS TRAYVON WAS UNDER NO INFLUENCE OF ANYTHING!!!!

      ZIMMERMAN OUT OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT IMO SINCE IT COST MARTIN HIS LIFE–CONTINUALLY FAILED TO RESPECT TRAYVON MARTIN AND TELL TRAYVON WHAT WAS UP. ZIMMERMAN CHEATED MARTIN OUT OF ANY CHANCE TO RESPOND TO HIM WITHOUT FEELING THREATENED, WE KNOW FROM EVIDENCE, AT LEAST UP TO THE INITIAL PHYSICAL CONTACT, WHEN RACHEL HEARD MARTIN SAY “GET OFF! GET OFF!”

      GZ wrongfully gave Martin ZERO opportunity to respond without feeling threatened and GZ MAY WELL HAVE BEEN THE INITIATOR PHYSICALLY, GIVEN THAT HE CAUGHT UP TO TRAYVON NEAR TRAYVON’S RESIDENCE, WE KNOW FROM WITNESS TESTIMONY. THAT WITNESS TESTIMONY SHOWS THAT ZIMMERMAN MADE UP — LIED ABOUT — THEIR WORDS SPOKEN ON INITIAL CONTACT, AND HOW AND WHERE THE PHYSICAL ALTERCATION BEGAN!!!!!

      ALL THAT ZIMMERMAN CLAIMED ABOUT RETURNING TO HIS TRUCK, TRAYVON BEING THERE TO ASSAULT HIM, BLAH BLAH — ALL LIES!!!!! ZIMMERMAN OVERTOOK TRAYVON WHEN TRAYVON HAD ALREADY RUN OFF AND WAS NEAR HIS RESIDENCE, ON THE PHONE WITH RACHEL. TRAYVON TOLD RACHEL HE LOST THE MAN, THEN THAT THE MAN WAS BACK AND GOT BEHIND HIM AGAIN (NEAR HIS RESIDENCE). AND TRAYVON MARTIN’S FIRST WORDS TO ZIMMERMAN WERE TO ASK WHY ZIMMERMAN WAS FOLLOWING HIM — NOT WHAT GZ LIED ABOUT TRAYVON SAYING.

      Since Rachel could hear Zimmerman ignore Trayvon Martin’s question of why Zimmerman was following him, demanding an answer to “What are you doing around here?!” in light of GZ taking Trayvon’s life and not giving Trayvon a chance to respond to a burglary concern of GZ — IMO Zimmerman is CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT FOR NOT RESPECTING TRAYVON ENOUGH TO TELL TRAYVON WHAT’S UP, GZ’s DUTY.

      ISN’T IT AWFULLY ODD THAT OF ALL PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW TRAYVON MARTIN, A PERSON WHO DIDN’T KNOW HIM AT ALL HAPPENS TO NEVERTHELESS WRITE A LENGTHY COMMENT FULL OF HYPE AND ACCUSATIONS, BASED ON “IF-ONLY-THIS” THINKING? IN A LATE-NIGHT POST IN EARLY WEE HOURS???

      It IS FRICKING PATHETIC THAT YOU ARE INCLUDING IN THAT JUNKY POST, YOUR FANTASY: . . “If nothing more was known about this

      case than the facts presented, and the police had shown up even ONE MINUTE before George finally pulled the trigger…..IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAYVON MARTIN ARRESTED FOR AT LEAST ASSAULT AND BATTERY, BASED ON THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ALONE. ALL of TM’s “past” would have been VERY relevant and admissible at that point,”

      I DISAGREE — !!!! WHAT POLICE WOULD HAVE FOUND — WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY BE SHOWN THRU ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY ON THAT 911 RECORDING RE WHO WAS SCREAMING — WOULD BE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WITH HIS GUN OUT POINTED AT A TERRIFIED KID WHO IS SCREAMING FOR HIS LIFE!!!!! INDEED ZIMMERMAN WOULD BE THE ONE ARRESTED AND IN TROUBLE!!!! I don’t agree that we can predict past hypotheticals at all, because we can’t — they are already past and no one of us can change that . . . but using your reasoning and timing, to the extent that one can say anything about “what would have been,” IMO Zimmerman would have been found threatening Martin with the gun before shooting Martin — either that or they were struggling over getting to the gun–IT IS CLEAR THE AMOUNT OF PANIC AND TERROR IN THE VOICE OF THE 911 SCREAMS (that I AM FULLY CONVINCED ARE MARTIN’S) IS RELATED TO FEAR OF IMMINENT DEATH AND THIS WOULD BE RELATED TO THAT GUN.

      AS TO THE NUMBER OF INFERENCES DRAWN FROM YOUR BIASED QUESTIONS, IT WOULD TAKE AWHILE TO RESEARCH ALL OF YOUR CLAIMS —

      BUT THERE IS ENOUGH OF YOUR JUNKY POST that can be

      identified as “HYPED CRAP” so that I AM NOT INCLINED TO TAKE ANYTHING IN YOUR POST AS TRUE UNLESS AND UNTIL I CONFIRM WHAT YOU ASSERT thru independent research.

      TO ANYONE who wants to check up on any point made above in

      the comment and questions by “giturfaxstr8b4utalk ” — AVOID hype-spreaders like RIGHT-WING SOURCES such as “Conservative Treehouse” and “American Thinker,” for examples. Avoid the video in YouTube called “The Trayvon Martin The Media Didnt Want You To Know! By BILL WHITTLE” — INACCURATE INFO AND HYPE IN IT, AND IT DOESN’T COVER ZIMMERMAN’S MISTAKES.

      Whittle gave credit for most of his content to right-wing sources “Sundance[r?]” at “Conservative Treehouse,” + someone at “American Thinker.” Unfortunately THE VIDEO LACKS ACCURACY BUT DOES HYPE ISSUES. Examples: video wrongly suggests Martin might be purchasing ingredients for making “lean;” and video uses OLD INFO FROM WITNESS JOHN GOOD, making Trayvon Martin look tougher–VIDEO IGNORES THAT JOHN GOOD HAS LONG SINCE CORRECTED HIS STATEMENTS ABOUT WHAT HE SAW!!!! The video was produced

      without those IMPORTANT CORRECTIONS of JOHN GOOD’S STATEMENTS–whether on purpose or thru a great lack of accurate info, this is IRRESPONSIBLE and MISLEADING.

      Once the video begins, it is called “The Lynching” and it purports Zimmerman was lynched by the media. Then Whittle sets about “lynching” Trayvon Martin throughout the video. Bill Whittle NEVER MENTIONS “SPRITE & JOLLY RANCHERS” — THE CORRECT INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THE ORIGINAL “Purple Lean” or Purple Drank,” along with codeine and a specific purple cough syrup. Trayvon Martin was at a 7-11 and could have bought Sprite or Jolly Ranchers but did not.

      Video CLAIMS that online, Trayvon’s friend told him he could use “cough syrup, Skittles and Arizona Fruit Juice Cocktail,” to make “some fire-ass lean”–NOT SUPPORTED BY THE SCREEN-GRAB SHOWN IN THE BACKGROUND. The screen-grab shows Trayvon inquiring about codeine; but TM was told he could use “robitussen nd [sic] soda;” note that TM was at a store but DID NOT BUY SODA, and regarding the candy, Chad whom TM had beenplaying games with all day had requested the Skittles.

      ANYONE who wants to see less biased reporting can look for 1) varied sources online by Googling topics. Also try these:

      2) dmocratic undrground .com (Spell the words out correct with no space in between);

      3) listening to the EXCELLENT FACT-FINDING VIDEOS IN YOUTUBE ON THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL: “LLMPapa” — LLMPapa has OBJECTIVE ANALYSES VIDEOS many of which include measurements of distance and or time — you will see through these videos that altho LLMPapa is convinced Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, LLMPapa’s PRINCIPLES include presenting TRUTHFUL VIDEOS THAT PRESENT &
      ARGUE HIS FINDINGS BASED ON EVIDENCE, WITNESSES, THOUGHTFUL ANALYSES AND VALID ARGUMENTS. There are many others on YouTube that have great videos regarding this case as well.

      Avoid (on YouTube regarding FLvGZ) channels “pokerfacetodd” and “diwataman,” unless it is to independently screen out some info — both of these seem aligned with right, the first very notably.

      And back to you — “giturfaxstr8b4utalk” — The one YOU support is guilty of murder in the 2nd degree, whether or not you caught that; NOT SURPRISED IF YOU FULLY DON’T REALIZE IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON BASHING THE REAL VICTIM, TRAYVON MARTIN. Why don’t you instead focus on what YOUR boy DID do–ZIMMERMAN COMMITTED COLD-BLOODED MURDER — and leave behind your wrongful desires to smear the real victim, Trayvon Martin??

      (MOST OF THE ABOVE COMMENT IS DIRECTED AT giturfaxstr8b4utalk WHO POSTED THE NEXT COMMENT. MY PURPOSE IN PLACEMENT IS TO HOPEFULLY PLACE IT BEFORE THAT NEXT COMMENT, WITH MY EDITS AND ADDITIONS FROM MY ORIGINAL REPLY WHEN SLEEP DEPRIVED HOURS AGO. [MY ORIGINAL REPLY THAT HAS BEEN AMENDED ABOVE, IS FURTHER BELOW.])

  • stormrung e

    The prosecution should have asked Chad if he thought the voice on the 9-11 call was Martin’s. It would have added another voice to their side. Still, I do not see where this witness helped the prosecution establish the elements of second degree murder.

  • De Java

    so police had the phone? ringing?

  • Macnjeff

    Trayvon had no house keys. This boy was playing PS3 with headphones on. How was Trayvon supposed to get back in the house? The Prosecution never asked if the door was locked and Trayvon was locked out. Another reason to not make it back home.

  • giturfaxstr8b4utalk

    there are phone records from Chad Joseph’s cell phone showing more than 5 calls after the shooting until well after midnight to Trayvon Martin’s phone. How did Chad manage to have his headphones on all night, and still make phone calls to TM’s phone? Why didn’t this innocent young boy, if TM was bringing him candy from the store, wonder why that candy didn’t show up toot sweet? Why was Brandi Green’s FIRST interview on the next afternoon only mentioning “he went to the store”, and only AFTER the Skittles were identified as Trayvon’s, did Chad make up the store specifically mentioning Skittles? Why did TM conveniently have 2 of the 3 ingredients on him to make “lean” (purple drank), a common street drug? Why was Tracy Martin’s first phone call the next morning to JUVENILE HALL, instead of the hospitals, or to report a missing person? Why did Rachel Jeantel LIE about when she found out about TM’s death (Tuesday) when in fact she found out on MONDAY afternoon, when Tracy Martin looked at the online cellphone bill and got her phone number from the cell logs? Why didn’t anyone ask Rachel WHO WAS WITH HER IN THE HOUSE the night of the shooting (because she readily admitted that “other people use my phone”. WHY wasn’t Trayvon’s real girlfriend brought into this equation at any time, by any party? Wouldn’t his real girlfriend, as well as his friends, be just as upset at his death as a girl who had only reconnected with him 3 weeks earlier? Why didn’t anyone ask about those “3-way calls” she admitted to? Why didn’t anyone ask who the “friend” was that helped Rachel write that letter to Sybrina Fulton? Why didn’t anyone get to say anything about TM’s recent past involvement with DRUGS…THEFT…VIOLENCE….FIGHTING….VANDALISM….PORNOGRAPHY….SCHOOL TROUBLE? Why does the media continue to refer to him as a “child” and a “young boy”, when this was obviously a nearly adult young male? Why didn’t anyone ask Sybrina why she kicked TM out of the house to go live with his dad (text messages facts)??
    Inconvenient truth observation: If nothing more was known about this case than the facts presented, and the police had shown up even ONE MINUTE before George finally pulled the trigger…..IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAYVON MARTIN ARRESTED FOR AT LEAST ASSAULT AND BATTERY, BASED ON THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ALONE. ALL of TM’s “past” would have been VERY relevant and admissible at that point, and Sybrina and Tracy would be crying over their son in PRISON. Trayvon Martin committed suicide that night. All George Zimmerman did was pull the trigger.

  • Your_Dad

    Why are you retarded? I can’t believe people are still trying to push the nonsense of “lean” (purple drank). You know those idiots have an agenda with that BS.

    If the police had gotten there earlier, then Trayvon would have claimed self defense and Zimmerman would have learned a lesson of not being a complete dumbass chasing after people at night. Instead, we’re left with Zimmerman and his fairy tales that you’d have to be naive to believe.

  • Northern Lights

    Wow are you ever pathetic. Did you know — & I just bet you didn’t — that “Purple Lean” or “Purple Drank ” is NOT made from Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail and Skittles — but from Sprite and Jolly Ranchers ???–and of course the controlled substalnce Codeine an a specific purple cough syrup???

    Did it cross your mind that between weed & Lean, it could appear to some that TM might have preferred weed? . . . but with over $40.00 in his pocket that night — TRAYVON BOUGHT NEITHER?!!!!

    How about this–no matter what TM did in his personal life, it never was an accusation that TM would harm a stranger, or that he had EVER seriously beaten anyone . . . and NO ONE HAS EVER COME FORWARD TO TELL THE WORLD THEY WERE BEATEN BY TRAYVON OR THAT HE WAS OF BAD CHARACTER.

    ISN’T IT AWFULLY ODD THAT OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T KNOW TRAYVON MARTIN, THE PERSON WHO KNOWS HIM THE LEAST IS A PERSON WHO NEVERTHELESS IS WRITING A LENGTHY “IF-LATE-NIGHT POST ONLY-THIS” POSTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EARLY WEE HOURS???

    Lin any way, It IS FRICKING PATHETIC THAT YOU ARE INCLUDING IN THAT JUNKY POST FANTASY: . . . “If nothing more was known about this case than the facts presented, and the police had shown up even ONE MINUTE before George finally pulled the trigger…..IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAYVON MARTIN ARRESTED FOR AT LEAST ASSAULT AND BATTERY, BASED ON THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ALONE. ALL of TM’s “past” would have been VERY relevant and admissible at that point,”

    Why don’t you instead focus on what your boy DID do–like COLD-BLOODED MURDER — and — leave behind your desires to smear Martin.

  • gbpuzzler

    Maybe Chad Joseph had his headphones on during the altercation, but took them on long enough to make the phone calls. And maybe he was making the phone calls BECAUSE he was wondering why Trayvon hadn’t come home yet.

    Sybrina didn’t kick Trayvon out of the house to live with his father. He was staying there during his school suspension and was going to go back to his mother within a few days. Don’t you think that Tracy would have signed him up for SCHOOL there, if Trayvon was going to come live with him?

    Rachel Jeantel was brought into this because, since she had been on the phone with Trayvon immediately before and at the beginning of the altercation, she was a WITNESS. Other friends were not witnesses. Whether they were upset did not enter into the case. And neither did any of the other trivial questions that you asked about RJ.