George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in February, was arraigned Tuesday inside a Seminole County courtroom.
According to NBC News’ James Novogrod, Judge Kenneth Lester accepted Zimmerman’s plea and set a date for a “docket sounding” on August 8th. At that hearing, a trial date will be set, unless Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, further delays the trial by requesting a continuance.
O’Mara waived Zimmerman’s right to a speedy trial earlier Tuesday, which means the 175-day period required by Florida law for a defendant to be tried following an arrest no longer applies.
Neither O’Mara nor Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda were in court for Tuesday’s hearing.