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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:40 AM

No deposition for lawyer in Trayvon Martin case

Source: Associated Press

No deposition for lawyer in Trayvon Martin case
| February 22, 2013 | Updated: February 22, 2013 6:36pm

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) Lawyers for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will not be allowed to question an attorney for the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, a judge said Friday.

Lawyers for Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree in Martin's shooting death, wanted to question attorney Benjamin Crump. The out-spoken attorney has said he talked to Martin's girlfriend and she was on the phone with Martin in the minutes before Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager to death on the night of Feb. 26, 2012.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. He has said Martin punched him, they fought and he shot Martin in self-defense.

Zimmerman's attorneys wanted to question Crump in part to ask him about specifics on the circumstances surrounding his recording of the girlfriend, who was identified as witness eight in court.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/No-deposition-for-lawyer-in-Trayvon-Martin-case-4299357.php

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Reply No deposition for lawyer in Trayvon Martin case (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
Jim Lane Feb 2013 #1
Festivito Feb 2013 #2
libodem Feb 2013 #3
Threedifferentones Feb 2013 #5
obama2terms Feb 2013 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:56 PM

1. I'm surprised at this.

According to the article, the judge based her decision on attorney-client privilege. If Crump is the lawyer for Martin's parents, though, you wouldn't think there'd be a privilege for statements made to him by Martin's girlfriend

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:34 PM

2. Makes me wonder if the judge is giving reason for appeal.

Questioning could be limited to circumstances surrounding the recording session.

This case has a lot of potential for underhanded dealing.

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Response to Festivito (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:17 PM

3. I am so afraid you are correct

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:11 PM

5. Oops I misread that.

Edited away cause my post was pointless.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:07 PM

4. I can't imagine how Trayvon's parents must feel

I hope GZ is found guilty, it won't bring their son back but his ass will be in jail where it should be.

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