The sideshow continued today at the George Zimmerman murder trial as a remote Skype call with a witness descended into outright hilarity as Internet trolls continually interrupted the testimony. With the trial being broadcast on live television, the courts Skype name was made public. As the prosecution and defense began to interview a criminal justice professor based in Colorado, incoming Skype calls from random Internet users began to pop up on screen, creating loud ringing noises stopping the testimony from proceeding. At one point there were upwards of four calls coming in at one time.
“I gotta tell you, there’s now a really good chance that we’re being toyed with,” remarked Zimmerman lawyer Mark O’Mara. The judge requested the Skype call be shut down, at which point the professors testimony continued via cell phone.