Nightly News   |  July 03, 2013

Skype prank disrupts Zimmerman trial

As a witness attempted to testify via Skype during the George Zimmerman trial, incoming Skype calls kept popping up on the video screen, one after another, until the judge requested a different mode of communication. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> well, if it's possible to encounter a light moment in an otherwise deadly murder trial, it happened today in florida. a witness agreed to appear via skype , a technology that seemed to con found all involved. and the skype account posted on the screen on live tv , they were inundated with incoming skype calls who couldn't resist air time . the whole exercise was scrapped when cooler heads prevailed.