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Zimmerman Lawyers Depose 13-year-old Who Heard Screams, Cries for Help

March 1, 2013

Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

A 13-year-old boy who, while walking his dog, heard George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin fighting, was deposed by defense attorneys yesterday.

So was the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who worked to download information from Trayvon's phone.

Zimmerman is the 29-year-old former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed the black, unarmed teenager one year ago. Zimmerman is now charged with second-degree murder.

Lawyers today filed notice of the depositions they took yesterday.

They included a now-14-year-old boy identified as witness 14. Last year, he told the Orlando Sentinel that while walking his dog he heard screams and someone crying for help. He saw one -- not two -- figures.

The man he saw was on the ground, he said, and was wearing red.

Zimmerman that night had on a red jacket. Trayvon was wearing a dark gray hoodie.

The boy told the Sentinel in an interview March 15 that he turned away because his dog had gotten loose and that while catching him, he heard a gunshot then went inside out of fear.

Also deposed yesterday was Stephen Brenton, the FDLE agent who managed to download some information from Trayvon's cell phone but was locked out and could not access its main flash drive.

Source: (c)2013 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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