George Zimmerman skips hearing on stalking charges

George Zimmerman skips hearing on stalking charges
Posted at 4:35 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 13:02:12-04

SANFORD, FL (WKMG/CNN) – George Zimmerman was a no-show at his Wednesday court hearing on stalking charges.

Zimmerman is accused of sending threats to a private investigator working on Jay-Z's documentary about Trayvon Martin.

The investigator said he received dozens of threatening calls, text messages and emails from Zimmerman.

Earlier this month, Zimmerman filed a written plea of not guilty and waived his court appearance. The next hearing is scheduled for June 27.

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of second-degree murder in the killing of Martin, a 17-year-old African-American.

The case started a national conversation about race and created the Black Lives Matter movement.

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