George Zimmerman’s defense attorney to use police officers as witnesses
George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, has said he plans to call between 50-70 witnesses to the stand at trial, including the police officers who were involved in the investigation of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death and the arrest of his client.
Police officers are often called to testify for the state, providing the details of their investigation, but O’Mara will reportedly apply the sometimes unusual tactic of using the police officers as defense witnesses.
O’Mara is set to present a list of all of the officers involved. He has also submitted a request to delay the trial in order to have more time to prepare. Trial is currently set for June 10, 2013.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of young Trayvon Martin.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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