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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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91.

Boobies    

they will have to prove he is guily beyond a reasonable doubt, which wont happen, there isnt enough evindence to prove either way.. he will walk like Casey Anthony.

Even though he isnt guilty!

701 days ago
92.

blah    

Strange how everyone who claims this is racist is black. Its always white on black crimes, yet if i have one of the coons break into my house and kill me its not racist. Blacks are no longer a minority. In the 2012 cencus there's more black babies than anything. Whites are now a minority. I may be racist but this kid was not killed because of his race. Thanks!

695 days ago
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