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Zimmerman to Seek Bail

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.

April 13, 2012 1:54 PM