Judge Rules Martin Attorney Doesn't Have to Give Deposition

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- A judge says the attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents does not have to give a deposition to George Zimmerman's attorney.

Defense attorneys for the former neighborhood watch leader accused of fatally shooting Martin are seeking to obtain a deposition from a witness who says she was on the phone with the teenager before he was killed.

Zimmerman's lead attorney, Mark O'Mara, wants 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 Benjamin Crump in a recorded phone interview.

Crump has previously submitted an affidavit, citing a formal deposition could jeopardize attorney-client privilege.

A judge ruled Friday that Crump's information would not be relevant to the case.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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