Trayvon: First Court Session for Zimmerman
George Zimmerman made a brief court appearance today, having a judge assigned for an arraignment date of May 29. It's a chance to see him, which is interesting.
Wearing a blue jumpsuit, Zimmerman stood quietly as the judge read instruction's to his lawyer, Mark O'Mara. Zimmerman did not speak. An arraignment date of May 29 was set.
Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against Zimmerman, experts say.
Zimmerman was charged after a public campaign to make an arrest in the shooting that galvanized the nation for weeks. Now the prosecutor and her team will have to prove Zimmerman intentionally went after Martin instead of shooting him in self-defense, to refute arguments that a Florida law empowered him to use deadly force.
Zimmerman's new attorney, Mark O'Mara, answered some questions after the court session, but doesn't seem to know that much about the case as of yet.
After the hearing, Zimmerman's new lawyer, Mark O'Mara, told reporters that he hoped to have Zimmerman released on bond and "to have him a place to be safe" in the next couple of weeks.