Official Pool Report of George Zimmerman’s Court Appearance Released to Trayvon Martin Media List

Apr 12, 2012
3:33 pm

This is the official pool report about George Zimmerman's court appearance today. It was shared this afternoon via email to all credentialed media covering the Trayvon Martin case: 

Zimmerman entered the small courtroom in the jail wearing a one-piece gray jumpsuit, his shackled in front of him. He stood next to his attorney, Mark O'Mara. Judge Mark E. Herr  was not in the courtroom, but was speaking through a closed-circuit TV connection. During the four-minute hearing, During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer "Yes, sir," twice after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him and his attorney. His hair was shaved down to stubble and he had a thin goatee, which appeared consistent with his booking photo from the day before.  The judge said he found probable cause to move ahead with the case and that an arraignment would be held on May 29 at 1:30 p.m. before another judge.