Zimmerman Due in Court Thursday

    In this Wednesday, April 11, 2012 photo provided by the Sanford Police Department, George Zimmerman is shown in a booking photo. Zimmerman, 28, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after weeks of mounting tensions and protests across the country. O'Mara said Zimmerman would plead not guilty. (AP Photo/Sanford Police Department)

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    A lawyer for George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed the unarmed Trayvon Martin during a neighborhood watch patrol, said his client will plead not guilty to second degree murder charges announced Wednesday. Zimmerman, who is now in police custody in Seminole County, will also ask to be released on bond, said Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s new attorney. Zimmerman was charged by a special prosecutor after more than a month of nationwide protests because local authorities declined to arrest Zimmerman. He is due in court at 1:30 pm EST on Thursday.

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