Trayvon Martin shooting witnesses revealed

Judge ordered those who spoke publicly cannot be shielded

Published On: Jul 25 2012 04:17:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2012 04:29:09 PM EDT
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SANFORD, Fla. -

The identities of six witnesses in the February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin are no longer being shielded by the courts.

The state attorney's office has released their names, after Judge Kenneth Lester ruled witnesses who had voluntarily spoken publicly about the case should not be shielded from public disclosure.

They were previously referred to only by a witness number in the evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old who was visiting his neighborhood.

The following names have been released:

All of the witnesses have lived at the Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood in Sanford where Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Martin's shooting, claiming self-defense. He is free on a $1 million bond.

Zimmerman was initially granted $150,000 bond and released. Lester revoked that bond last month after state attorneys argued that both Zimmerman and his wife had lied about money raised from a website.