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.
Trayvon Martin Death
Pleads 'Not Guilty'
5/8/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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