Zimmerman to Seek Bail

    SANFORD, FL - APRIL 12:  George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara (R) at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged yesterday with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012.  (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

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    George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, will be seeking bail at an April 20th hearing, Zimmerman’s lawyer said on Friday. Zimmerman was arrested Wednesday for the Feb. 26th fatal shooting, which has caused an international outcry. A judge ruled on Thursday that there was probable cause to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder, and Zimmerman is scheduled to be arraigned on May 29. According to an affidavit revealed on Thursday, Martin’s mother identified the screams heard on Zimmerman’s 911 call as her son’s—Zimmerman has long claimed he acted in self-defense.

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