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
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.