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Zimmerman attorney: We won't take a plea deal

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  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin
  • Zimmerman's attorneys says his client will not take a plea deal
Zimmerman attorney: We won't take a plea deal

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George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara says his client will not accept a plea deal to avoid going to trial on a murder charge in the death of Trayvon Martin.

On Thursday, O’Mara told In Session correspondent Jean Casarez that he would not allow his client to accept a plea deal.  “I wouldn’t plea someone who is innocent. So I think the answer is pretty easily no,” said O’Mara.

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Friday morning at 9 a.m., In Session on truTV will air Casarez’s interview with Zimmerman’s attorneys. They discuss the latest developments in the Zimmerman case, including the lawsuit filed Thursday against NBC, the newly-released photos of Zimmerman’s bloody face the night he shot Martin, and how Zimmerman needs more donations to pay for his criminal defense.

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Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge for shooting the 17-year-old on February 26. Martin was returning from a convenience store and was unarmed. Zimmerman told police he shot the teen in self-defense.

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