Zimmerman Lawyer, Don West, Ice Cream Photo Taken Before Testimony, Defense Says

Source: Mike Schneider / AP / The Huffington Post

SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors have asked a judge in the George Zimmerman trial to conduct an inquiry into an Instagram photo of a defense attorney eating ice cream with his daughters, but the lawyer said Tuesday that it was unrelated to testimony in the case.

Prosecutors claimed in their motion the photo was posted after defense attorney Don West’s tense cross-examination with prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel last week.

The caption in the photo posted by West’s daughter reads “We beat stupidity celebration cones” and “dadkilledit.”

Prosecutors said an inquiry was necessary “to ensure that witnesses and court proceedings are treated with respect and not as occasions for inappropriate jokes.”

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