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George Zimmerman made his initial appearance in a Seminole County court Thursday for his second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Before the brief hearing, Zimmerman entered the small courtroom in the jail wearing a one-piece gray jumpsuit with his hands shackled in front of him. He stood next to his attorney, Mark O'Mara.

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