(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has ruled against George Zimmerman's defense team's request to depose Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for Trayvon Martin's parents, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Defense attorneys for the former neighborhood watch leader accused of fatally shooting Martin were seeking a deposition from Crump regarding an interview with a witness who says she was on the phone with the teenager before he was killed. Crump had previously submitted an affidavit, citing a formal deposition could jeopardize attorney-client privilege.
Zimmerman, who was not at today's hearing, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. The trial is set for June.