Zimmerman's Lawyers Want to Question Trayvon Martin's Friend

Lawyers are requesting to question friend who was on the phone with the 17-year-old before his death.

Posted: 02/22/2013 11:41 AM EST

Defense lawyers in the case of Trayvon Martin's killing want to seek a deposition from his friend, who was speaking on the phone with him before he was killed, according to the Associated Press.

George Zimmerman, the accused murderer, had plead not guilty and said he was acting in self-defense. But Martin's friend described his voice growing in fear as he was being followed by the neighborhood watchman. 

The Associated Press reports:

George Zimmerman's lead attorney, Mark O'Mara, 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.

The trial is set for June.

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