Zimmerman Arraignment In Trayvon Martin Killing Moved Up To May 8

George Zimmerman’s arraignment, where he is expected to plead not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has been moved up to May 8.

The hearing had been scheduled for later in the month but a listing on the Seminole County court clerk’s website said today it is now scheduled for the new date.

Zimmerman was released from a Seminole County jail early this morning after posting bond and being fitted with a GPS tracker.

Zimmerman has said he acted in self defense when he shot and killed Martin on the night of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.

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