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Lawyer who represented George Zimmerman arrested in Florida

Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 11:58:52-04

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida defense attorney who briefly represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case is accused of witness tampering in a juvenile rape case.

Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López says Hal Uhrig was arrested Monday and charged with solicitation to commit perjury and witness tampering.

López represents a man accused of raping a child when she was 9. The sheriff says the lawyer arranged a meeting with his client, the victim and her father where he asked the father to write a letter saying the rape never happened.

The sheriff says the lawyer also told the man to avoid being served with a subpoena and to lie during a deposition.