Trayvon Martin Case Update: Zimmerman Pleads Not Guilty to 2nd Degree Murder
George Zimmeman has plead not guilty to the 2nd degree murder charge. He is charged with shooting and killing unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 26. He has said that it was self-defense. After the shooting, George Zimmerman was not charged at the time, which led to a heated debate on race and racial profiling. Many protests were held calling for the arrest of Zimmerman. He was finally charged with 2nd degree murder, and is now out on bond. His attorney, Mark O'Mara plead guilty on his client's behalf and also waived Zimmerman's right to a speedy trial. Zimmerman is said to be in hiding in an undisclosed location. If convicted, he could face life in prision.