Trayvon Martin

Judge Denies Confidentiality for Witnesses at Zimmerman Trial

Defense had concerns about safety

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SANFORD, Fla. — A Florida judge has denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality during George Zimmerman's trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman's attorney asked the judge Thursday to allow the witnesses to give their testimony out of the public's eye.

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara says the witnesses have concerns for their safety about testifying at the trial which starts next week. He says their testimony could impact the jury's decision.