George Zimmerman entered a written plea of not guilty in his stalking case and will now be represented by a public defender.
“The defendant hereby enters a written plea of not guilty,” the document filed Wednesday afternoon reads. Blaise Trettis has been approved by the judge as Zimmerman’s lawyer going forward.
As The Blast first reported, Zimmerman appealed to the court last week for a public defender, saying he is $2.5 million in debt and claims to be unemployed and make zero income. He also claims to have nothing in the bank, and no cars, property or savings.
Zimmerman is facing a misdemeanor charge of stalking after allegedly harassing a private investigator named Dennis Warren who had been hired by the production company for Jay-Z‘s Trayvon Martin documentary.
Warren said he left one voicemail for Zimmerman to participate but then in December 2017, he claims Zimmerman called 55 times, left 36 voicemails, texted him 67 times and sent 27 email … over 9 days.
According to the documents, police made contact with Zimmerman in January, but he yelled obscenities at the officers like: “What are you calling me for you fu*king whore!?” He also allegedly made crass comments regarding the police and their involvement with the Trayvon Martin case, saying “You have been involved with me since that Martin kid!”