Zimmerman Defense Seeks Deposition From Witness

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File photo of the Trayvon Martin trial. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of the Trayvon Martin trial. (credit: Getty Images)

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SANFORD, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A witness in the Trayvon Martin murder case said she was on the phone with the teen before he was killed.

Mark O’Mara, lead attorney for George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, will present a motion to the judge on Friday asking to question the woman known as Witness 8.

Described as a friend of the 17-year-old Martin, she originally recounted the conversation she had with him to attorney Benjamin Crump in a recorded phone interview. Crump is representing Martin’s parents.

O’Mara also wants a deposition from Crump regarding that interview. Crump has previously submitted an affidavit, citing a formal deposition could jeopardize attorney-client privilege.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. Trial is set for June.


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