George Zimmerman

Zimmerman lawyers depose key witness for defense

A key defense witness in the George Zimmerman defense, the neighbor who said he saw that Trayvon Martin was on top of Zimmerman during their struggle, was deposed by defense counsel Mark O’Mara on December 11, according to recently filed paperwork.

The neighbor, identified as “witness 6” to protect his identity, told police shortly after the incident that Martin was on top of Zimmerman “throwing down blows on the guy kinda MMA-style.” In an interview with prosecutors a few weeks following the incident, he said that he was sure only that the man on the bottom was wearing red and the man on top was wearing a dark shirt but that he wasn’t sure if the man on top was throwing punches or simply restraining the man on the bottom.

Martin was famously wearing a dark hoodie, Zimmerman was wearing red.

Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Authorities allege that the Neighborhood Watch volunteer profiled the unarmed African-American teenager, followed him, and believing he was about to commit a crime, shot and killed him.

Zimmerman claims he was acting in self-defense and that he is protected under Florida’s “stand your ground” laws.

O’Mara also deposed “witness 17” who is the fiancée of “witness 6” and who allegedly heard the incident but did not see anything. The details of her testimony are unclear.

Ryan Kerns, Esq. Wild About Trial

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