Updated:SANFORD, Fla. —
Late Monday afternoon, the defense for George Zimmerman filed a motion with the court asking that the state attorney's office be punished for breaking the rules of discovery.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin early last year in Sanford. He has maintained his innocence, saying he only shot in self-defense.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara is arguing that the state knew witness No. 8 made false statements during depositions, but never said anything.
Zimmerman's trial is scheduled to start in June.