Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Zimmerman Case: O’Mara Death Threats – Discovery – DeeDee/W8

George Zimmerman’s attorney was threatened in an anonymous phone call Monday, according to Orlando Police Department officers.

Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara received the call, officers said, while waiting for evidence from prosecutors. The call came from a blocked number and an unidentified man made some sort of threat, mentioning Zimmerman by name, but officers did not elaborate further. Officers are looking into the threat.

On Monday, O’Mara received 67 discs, a witness list and hundreds of pages of documents in the case against his client. George Zimmerman is accused of shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death.

It is expected that O’Mara will look to keep the documents out of the public eye for at least for one week.

The documents include Martin’s autopsy report.

“I would imagine that report could be released quickly because there’s nothing that could be said to be confidential within it,” O’Mara said.

But O’Mara said some of the documents, like key witness statements, may need to be reviewed and redacted.

“If I look at it and want to restrict completely inflammatory and completely irrelevant evidence, I think I have a right to argue it and see what the judge says,” said O’Mara. (read more)

It’s interesting to look at the dates included on the witness material list. It is obvious from the descriptions within the material that “W8″, or “Witness8″, was the girl Benjamin Crump described as Trayvon Martin’s “girlfriend”. She was introduced to the public, on March 20th at a press conference by Crump, under the alias “DeeDee”.

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