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Trayvon Martin Case: Judge denies defense's request to depose victim's family attorney

George Zimmerman sits in court at the Seminole County courthouse for a hearing Dec. 11, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel

George Zimmerman sits in court at the Seminole County courthouse for a hearing Dec. 11, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
George Zimmerman seen in court on Dec. 11, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel
(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.

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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.

Complete coverage of the Trayvon Martin case on CBS News

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