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Skype Overload Interrupts Zimmerman Trial 325

MouseTheLuckyDog writes "Today during the George Zimmerman trial, an ex-professor of Zimmerman's was allowed to testify via Skype while on vacation. When setting it up the prosecution didn't have the sense to blank the destination account. The result, according to The Smoking Gun, was a flood of callers to the destination account resulting in the connection being terminated and cross examination being done on a cell phone in the witness box." Also at CBS News.
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Skype Overload Interrupts Zimmerman Trial

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  • Destination account? (Score:5, Informative)

    by msauve (701917) on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @06:10PM (#44183359)
    Both sources said the calls were being made to the witness. The courtroom was seeing the prosecutor's screen. I'm pretty sure the calls were being made to the prosecutor's account, not the witness's.
  • by Virtucon (127420) on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @06:29PM (#44183553)

    Wow letting a witness "phone it in." He didn't even use Skype Audio, he used a land line for testimony.. funny.

    I'm surprised that this case hasn't already been declared a mistrial...

The first version always gets thrown away.