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Trayvon Martin death: Zimmerman to plead not guilty

ARRESTED: George Zimmerman

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S attorney has said that the 28-year-old will plead not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, reports MSNBC.

The neighbourhood watchman turned himself in to Florida Police yetserday over the death of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down in Florida on Feb 26.

Police say Zimmerman claimed the teen was acting 'suspicious' and he shot him in self-defence after an confrontation in the gated community.

An online petition urging local authorities to prosecute Zimmerman has meanwhile drawn in millions signatures at website While a number of celebrities have also joined in the campaign for justice supporting the arrest of the student.

VICTIM: Trayvon Martin

Since Trayvon's death scores of protests in his honour have been held across the US.

Acccording to the BBC Trayvon's parents said the charge was a first step towards justice but that there was still 'a long way to go'.

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