George Zimmerman appears for a bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara (L) at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images) None:
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 3:40 PM EDT

George Zimmerman, the Florida man who claimed self-defense in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, made his first court appearance Thursday. Zimmerman spoke once during the proceedings, answering "Yes, sir" when Judge Mark E. Herr asked whether Mark O'Mara was his attorney. At the hearing Judge Herr said "Zimmerman confronted Martin," an action that's been widely debated by lawyers on both sides.