Prosecutor in Zimmerman Case Mistakenly Leaks Witness Names
In an apparent accident, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case made witness names public
Attorney Bernie de la Rionda, the lead prosecutor in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder case, apparently made a mistake and has revealed the names of a dozen witnesses. The mishap could derail the entire case against 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's shooter, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
According to the Sentinel, De la Rionda mistakenly placed the names of witnesses and other information in the public file that should have only been given to defense attorneys. Normally the file delivered to the public identifies witnesses only by number. Public case files are accessible to anyone who wants to see them.
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Not wanting to miss an opportunity to make prosecution look bad, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara (pictured) will have his office post all public filings from both sides, which will likely include the inadvertently placed filing from de la Rionda.