By Jenée Desmond-Harris, theRoot.com

Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's attorney, at the pretrial hearing. (Getty Images)

Mark O’Mara, George Zimmerman’s attorney, at the pretrial hearing. (Getty Images)

Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m. EDT: At a hearing today, Judge Debra Nelson of Seminole County Circuit Court in Florida rejected a request from a lawyer for George Zimmerman to shield the identities of as many as seven witnesses at Zimmerman’s upcoming trial, NBC reports. Attorney O’Mara said that the concerns of the potential trial witnesses included “personal concerns for their safety,” but Nelson seemingly agreed with prosecutors who worried that it would be “alarming and confusing to a juror and might otherwise highlight their testimony when it shouldn’t be highlighted.”

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 8:22 a.m. EDT: The 5th District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, must answer questions under oath from George Zimmerman’s attorneys. The defense will have a right to depose Crump about his dealings with a woman who was on the phone with Trayvon moments before he was shot and is expected to be the state’s most important witness,the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Monday, June 3, 11:05 a.m. EDT: George Zimmerman’s lawyers said on Sunday that a video found on Trayvon Martin’s cellphone actually shows two homeless men fighting over a bicycle, not two of Trayvon’s friends beating up a homeless man, as defense attorney Mark O’Mara described it in court last week. O’Mara described his mischaracterization in court as unintentional and said, “We have been committed to disputing misinformation in every aspect of this case, not causing it,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

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