George Zimmerman pleaded not guilty Monday in the Trayvon Martin case as Sanford’s police chief prepared to resign.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara filed documents Monday waiving Zimmerman’s right to appear at his arraignment and entering the not guilty plea. The arraignment had been scheduled for May 8.
Meanwhile, the city confirmed Monday that police Chief Bill Lee will resign 57 days after his department declined to arrest Zimmerman in Martin’s shooting death.
Lee announced that he was temporarily stepping aside March 22, a day after Sanford’s city commission expressed a lack of confidence in his handling of the incident.
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