April2, 2012 Interview with Witness 8 (attached hereto as Exhibit "B").
Finally, on August 2, 2012, Witness 8 was flown to Jacksonville
for yet anotherinterview by Mr. de la Rionda. According to the deposition testimony
thisinterview (which was not recorded and it is unknown whether or not it was sworn) was theinterview when Witness
told Mr. de la Rionda that she had in fact not gone to the hospital andlied about it to him, and to Mr. Martin's family.
is interesting to note that Mr. Crump has also contended in various publicappearances that Witness 8 was a juvenile, suggesting that she should, therefore, be entitled toeven greater protection. The State Attorney's Office, particularly Mr. de la Rionda, neverdisavowed, or corrected Mr. Crump's statements that Witness
was a juvenile, at least up untilthe time that an offhand reference questioning whether she was a juvenile was made
Mr. de laRionda at a hearing scheduled before this Court on October 19th 2012.
that hearing, basedupon the offhand, confusing reference
Mr. de la Rionda, defense counsel inquired, both onrecord and after that hearing, as to the meaning
Mr. de la Rionda's statement regardingwhether or not Witness
was a juvenile. That question was not answered.
s deposition was taken on March 13, 2013. During that deposition,Witness
testified under oath that she had advised Mr. de la Rionda in the above referencedAugust interview that she was an adult, and had not, in fact, gone to the hospital; that she
FDLE Investigative Report #58 (attached hereto as Exhibit "C").
MR. DE LA RIONDA: I know who the person is, and I've cited the person. But we're very far afieldhere, speculating, with all due respect
to who the person is. He knows the name,because I've disclosed the name.
there's been an indication here she's a juvenile. Have they proventhat?( emphasis added) October 19, 2012 Hearing before this Court
(attached hereto as Exl1ibit
It became apparent that Mr. de la Rionda knew that Witness 8 was an
year old adult in April
when he interviewed Witness
However, the State redacted that information from the Defense when itprovided the witness interview, and did not release that information to the Defense until months later.