George Zimmerman defense releases 130-name witness list

George Zimmerman defense releases 130-name witness list

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George Zimmerman's defense team has released the names of 130 witnesses that could be called to testify during his second-degree murder trial.

They include Trayvon Martin's mother and father; their attorney, Benjamin Crump; former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee; Zimmerman's parents and Sondra Osterman.

Osterman is the woman who hid Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, in her home before Zimmerman was charged in the shooting death of Trayvon.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, says he killed Trayvon in self-defense in Sanford under Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Meanwhile, lead defense attorney Mark O'Meara said in a court filing Monday that new evidence has come out since a judge earlier denied a motion that would have allowed Zimmerman's legal team to depose Crump.

The new evidence includes an admission by prosecutors that Witness 8, a girl who says she was on the phone with Trayvon moments before he was shot, lied when she said she had been so distraught over Martin's death that she was hospitalized and couldn't attend his funeral.

O'Meara says that lie raises questions about the truthfulness of other parts of her testimony.

Zimmerman is set to stand trial in June.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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