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Atty: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

George Zimmerman's attorney: Bail hearing in Fla. Trayvon Martin case to be held next week By The Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) ' Trayvon Martin's supporters fought for weeks to win an arrest after the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Now George Zimmerman's attorney has begun what could be a lengthy legal battle to free his client from the second-degree murder charge filed in the case.

The first step for Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara will be to try to get his client out of jail while the legal process continues.

Earlier Thursday, Zimmerman stood straight and held his shaved head high during a four-minute hearing at a jailhouse courtroom while prosecutors briefly outlined their murder case in court papers.



Zimmerman did not enter a plea during the hearing, although O'Mara previously said his client ultimately will plead not guilty.


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