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Trayvon Martin Death

George Zimmerman

Pleads 'Not Guilty'

5/8/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George Zimmerman
has officially pled "not guilty" to a charge of 2nd Degree murder after shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Florida suburb back in February.

George's attorney entered the plea during his arraignment today in Seminole County. The 28-year-old was not present in court.

A pretrial date has been set for August 8th.

Zimmerman -- a community watchman -- shot and killed Trayvon on Feb. 26th in Sanford, Florida, but no arrests were made at the time. Zimmerman has consistently maintained he shot Trayvon in self-defense.

A firestorm of media attention has surrounded the case -- with many celebs like Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and LeBron James claiming the shooting was racially motivated.

If convicted, George faces up to life in prison.

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1.

TMP    

Whatever.. I'm sick of this story....

712 days ago
2.

Tim    

He's going down, right or wrong. He's toast.

712 days ago
3.

victorpark    

When is the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson press conference to apologize to the Duke Lacrosse team??

That's what I thought.

712 days ago
4.

PT    

One has to wonder if the Vegas bookies will declare odds and take bets.

712 days ago
5.

sav    

Take....this...guy...down! What a dirtbag. Self-defense my ass.

712 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Fry murderer, fry.

712 days ago
7.

Jdawg    

Innocent without a doubt ! As soon as Sharpton,Jackson and Obama got involved I knew Zimmerman was Innocent.

712 days ago
8.

Abe    

How is this celebrity news??!!??
If you're going to turn TMZ into a real news outlet, you better come up with a better format.
And by the way, Zimmerman is not guilty.
x

712 days ago
9.

whatever    

And he IS not guilty.

712 days ago
10.

Sabrina    

I hope his testimony does not destroy Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. He didn't stand his ground, he chased after somebody to murder.

712 days ago
11.

Bridget    

He pled not guilty....well you could knock me over with a feather.

712 days ago
12.

TMZgossip    

is TMZ also going to post pictures of Trayvon @ 12 & 13 years old to stir up extra outrage?

712 days ago
13.

Jen    

Not guilty of being a human being.

712 days ago
14.

My Big Salami    

Zimmerman is not gulity....Lets recall the what the media left out in the story.
1. The gated neighborhood where Zim lived had recent home break ins. ALL witnesses described the burglars as young BLACK MEN!

2. Zim was designated the head of the neighborhood watch program and was only doing his job that evening. Last time we ALL checked Treyvon was a young black man. And if we are honest with ourselves he fit the description of the suspects that were seen breaking into the gated homes recently. So of course Zim had to address this situation. And he did an awesome job. But unfortunately Trey died. Truth be known. You would want the same type of neighborhood watch patrol for your home as well.

3. Trey was not an Angel either. He was suspended from school for punching a school bus driver in the face! The media always shows a very old picture of Trey as a 12 year old in a football uniform. Reality is he is a young black man that fit the desciption of the suspects. Trey also beat the hell outta Zim so bad that Zim thought his life was in danger!

4. Zim is not a racist! His mother who is Peruvian has black roots on her grandmothers side.

NOT GUILTY!!

712 days ago
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Areader    

It will be interesting to hear what Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and LeBron James have to say if George Zimmerman is found innocent and based on what's out there that could very well be the case.

712 days ago
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