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Prosecutors Seek To Videotape Witnesses In Sigel Case

Posted By on August 23, 2003

Prosecutors are seeking to videotape witnesses in regards to Beanie Sigel’s assault trial, for fear that they might not show up for his attempted murder trial.

Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Deborah Robinson requested a judge grant a “preservation of testimony” hearing, which would provide the court with videotaped testimony in case any of the witnesses are not physically present when Sigel’s attempted murder case comes to trial.

While spokespeople from the D.A.’s office would not comment on whether or not any of the witnesses have been threatened, they confirmed that this type of testimony isn’t an every day occurrence, but is not rare.

Robinson said that she would not give her reasons for seeking the videotape until a hearing that is to take place next month.

Sigel was formally held for trial and an arraignment date of September 10th was set.