George Zimmerman makes court appearance in Trayvon Martin case

WOODBURY - George Zimmerman made his first court appearance this afternoon over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The judge set a date for Zimmerman to be formally arraigned on May 29 at 1:30 p.m.

The neighborhood watch volunteer will be charged with second-degree murder in the killing of the Florida teen.

Zimmerman turned himself in yesterday and is expected to plead not guilty. During today's hearing Zimmerman did not enter a plea.

The charges against Zimmerman were announced last night by Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. "It is the search for justice for Trayvon that brought us to this moment," said Corey.

Corey announced the charges in the wake of the case that has galvanized the nation, sparking support for Trayvon across America.

On Feb. 26, Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old after the two got into a fight.

Zimmerman told police it was in self-defense. However, legal experts say prosecutors have a tough job to prove Zimmerman intended to kill Martin.

Meanwhile, the parents of Trayvon are taking the time to live in the moment and are praying there is finally justice for their son.To watch extended video of Zimmerman's court appearance, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select the 'iO Extra' tab.

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