Zimmerman Requests Deposition of Trayvon Martin Family Lawyer

The previous motion was denied last month.

Posted: 03/18/2013 02:28 PM EDT

George Zimmerman's lawyers are renewing their request to question Benjamin Crump, the Trayvon Martin family lawyer, in an under-oath deposition.

Last month, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson rejected the motion. However, the defense is now questioning the credibility of "Witness 8," after she falsely claimed that she was hospitalized after the shooting. Earlier this month, Crump interviewed this witness, who is often referred to as Trayvon Martin's girlfriend, and filed an affidavit explaining their discussion.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

"Now that Witness 8's credibility is at issue because of this contradictory and possibly perjurious testimony, deposing Mr. Crump is even more necessary and relevant for further determination of additional misrepresentation of lies, to document further bases for impeachment of Witness 8, and other necessary matters," the motion says.

When the deposition issue arose, Crump filed an affidavit which he said explained everything he knew about the interview with Witness 8. But the defense's new motion calls his affidavit "not only incomplete, but... also inaccurate."

Read the full story here.

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