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In an unusual witness interview during the George Zimmerman trial, a professor who testified via Skype that the neighborhood watch volunteer was one of his students was inundated with what appeared to be prank callers.

Seminole State professor Scott Pleasants testified from Colorado that Zimmerman was a student in his online criminal investigation class. However, during the Skype call, and broadcast on live television, other Skype users started to call him.

He soon became inundated with Skype call request popups, which he tried quickly to close one-by-one.

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Juror E6 shook her head during the odd exchange. Chief Judge Debra Nelson was not amused.

"Sir, is there another phone that we can call into? Turn down the volume. Hang up the phone. ... I don't want those [Skype popups] up on the screen," Nelson said.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara said he thought people were calling in just to try to get on TV.

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