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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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CelebJustice    

I wonder why Obama didn't say Tyrone Woodfork could be his son?

860 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

FREE ZIMMERMAN he is a political prisoner

860 days ago
18.

sandra    

Good. I am glad he pleaded not guily. I believe his story for the most part, but will wait for the facts.

860 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Don't you worry. ABC will get him off. All they have to do is buy a couple of pictures for two hundred thousand and it'll be instant freedom. Just ask Casey.

860 days ago
20.

CelebJustice    

In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the George Zimmerman 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Zimmerman: Yeah.
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.

But here’s how the call really went:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he white, black, or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
****************************************************

Your LIBERAL media at work!

860 days ago
21.

barnyardhumor    

What's amazing to me is all the publicity with comments form Obama, Jackson and Sharpton on this and yet NOTHING much in the news at all when the two white reporters in Norfolk, VA were attacked by a large black mob while they sat at a red light. in April. Thank you Bill O'Reilly and the Daily Mail for making this public - finally.

860 days ago
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Jimmy jamz    

If the witness statements are true, like the one from the young man who say treyvon jumped on his back as Zimmerman was walking away this will be open and shut fast as hell. And where will be the dolts who where screaming innocence and how dare he "stalk" him

860 days ago
23.

J Live    

The media is just drooling over this thing to kick back into high gear. Almost summertime and the Casey Anthony case is long gone. This is going to be the summer of Sandusky and Zimmerman.

860 days ago
24.

O_o    

meh - i dont necessarily believe that this was a racially movtivated shooting. dude just hopped up and turned hyper-vigilante. that's all. when you have a grown civilian tryin to play cops and robbers, someone's going to get hurt, at best.

860 days ago
25.

Patty    

I hope we see Justice for George... The Media has played this as something it is not... They have tried to make Trayvon in to a hero who was doing nothing wrong and George in to some Thug looking man who did not have a life.. Wrong on all accounts... I believe George Zimmerman is innocent and the courts will see it that way too..

860 days ago
26.

Vanessa    

R.I.P Travon Martin I seriously hope and pray for your killer to die and fry in hell for ever

860 days ago
27.

Tee    

had the roles been reversed, Trayvon would have been charged and guilty already... I personally think he is guilty and I think that Stand Your Ground law gives creeps like him the go ahead to kill becasue they feel like it.. I SAY FRY HIS ASS

860 days ago
28.

Love    

GUILTY!!

860 days ago
29.

Big Jim Slade    

There will be rioting, there will be looting, and sadly very little will have to do with Treyvon or Zimmerman.

860 days ago
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BIGBERT305    

How the hell does Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and LeBron James or anyone else for that matter know that is was racially motivated when they don't personally know Zimmerman nor where they there when it happened ?! although black people always turn everything into a "racial issue" how about we just call this one a "right or wrong" issue and leave race out of it for once ?

860 days ago
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