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Less than 48 hours removed from seeing the jury in the George Zimmerman trial return a "not guilty" verdict, this evening "Piers Morgan Live" will welcome Rachel Jeantel – and a live audience – for a live hour dedicated entirely to the case that continues to divide and enthrall the nation.
In her first public comments since testifying, tonight the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin shortly before his death will join Piers Morgan for a live, exclusive interview as a collection of guests surround her throughout the studio.
After unwillingly becoming the star of the trial as the prosecution's presumed star witness, Jeantel was thrust into the national spotlight, a position that her lawyer maintained she had no interest in occupying:
"This is a witness that should have been on the stand for no more than an hour," her attorney Rod Vereen told the "Piers Morgan Live" host two weeks ago. "However, she ended up being on the stand for five and a half hours over the span of two days."
Vereen returns to the program tonight, this time with his client, and with a live audience looking and listening in, "Piers Morgan Live" continues its coverage of a verdict perhaps nearly as contentious and polarizing as the case itself.