TODAY | June 28, 2013
>> another day of compelling testimony is expected in a florida courtroom as the first week of the george zimmerman trial wraps up today. nbc's kerry sanders is there. good morning to you.
>> good morning matt. the witness is back this morning after a second day on the stand where defense attorneys hammered away at her credibility.
>> good morning.
>> good morning.
>> 19-year-old rachel gentel back on the stand. this time appearing more subdued but as the day progressed her answers grew more intense.
>> yes, sir.
>> she testified she was on the phone with 17-year-old trayvon martin moments before he was shot and killed by george zimmerman . she told jurors an attorney for trayvon martin's family first asked her if race was a factor that night. she was asked about that again in court thursday.
>> describing the person is what made you think it was racial.
>> and that's because he described him as a creepy [ bleep ] cracker.
>> but on thursday she testified she omitted that description in a letter to trayvon martin's mother.
>> of course you wouldn't say it to sabrina fulton because it was offensive, correct?
>> yes, that was disrespectful.
>> also in question, the last thing she heard.
>> get off, get off.
>> she testified she heard the words get off, get off, before the phone went dead. but she also said this.
>> so the last thing you heard was some kind of noise like something hitting somebody.
>> like trayvon got hit, hit. trayvon got hit.
>> you don't know that do you?
>> you don't know that -- you don't know trayvon didn't at that moment take his fist and drive it into george zimmerman 's face, do you?
>> no, sir.
>> also on the stand thursday, jenna lauer who made the 911 call that captured the sounds leading up to trayvon martin's death.
>> so you think he is yelling help?
>> all right. what is your --
>> just, there's gunshots.
>> it kind of just sounded like wrestling. at one point i felt like they were about to come through the screen. it sounded like it kept getting closer and closer.
>> another neighbor testifying in spanish was asked by the defense to demonstrate what she did that night.
>> i heard the noise, i ran.
>> reporter: she says she went outside and saw two people on the ground.
>> george zimmerman pled not guilty. he says he shot and killed trayvon martin in self-defense, savannah.
>>> all right. kerry sanders in sanford, florida, thank you. a