George Zimmerman Bail Revoked; Trayvon Martin Killer Ordered Back to Jail

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George Zimmerman's bail has been revoked after a judge said he misled the court about his finances. Trayvon Martin's killer must turn himself in by Sunday.

During Zimmerman's bail hearing in April, after which he was freed on $150,000 bond, his family testified they had limited funds, prosecutors said on Friday.

Zimmerman's wife "said she had no money, but in fact she did," said prosecutor Bernardo de la Rionda of the issue that led to Zimmerman's bail revocation.

"It was misleading ... I don't know what other words to use. It was a blatant lie."

George Zimmerman Mugshot

He pointed to $135,000 in funds raised from the public that was not disclosed during the hearing. Defense lawyer Mark O'Mara said it was a misunderstanding.

O'Mara said Zimmerman did not lie, but was simply unclear about how he could use the money, and that his office has been keeping close tabs on the funds.

"We have kept an exact ledger of every penny that he spent," said O'Mara.

Prosecutors also Zimmerman did not disclose that was in possession of a second passport; he had replaced a passport he lost only to find the original later.

Zimmerman was ordered to surrender himself in 48 hours. He pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the February 26 death of the unarmed teen.

Claiming self defense, Zimmerman was not charged for over a month in the Trayvon Martin case, which has sparked national media attention and debate.

Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, said the slain teen's parents will welcome the news and that Zimmerman's credibility has become an issue.

"We fully expect that the special prosecutor will make George Zimmerman's credibility be front and center in this entire case," he told reporters.


If he wasn't trying to defraud the court he would have:
made it known that he had this money but was unsure if he could use it
answered truthfully about having a second passport
not spoken in code on the phone
not had his wife lie about how much money was in HER account at the time
S/N: when a person in jail facing a murder charge and expecting to be given a bond asks specifically about the location of their passport while discussing the amount and availability of funds which have no intention of revealing to the court, they are contemplating the feasibility of fleeing the country. Whether or not he had serious plans to do so is debatable. But I personally believe that even if it was only a fleeing thought, it did cross his mind and he did consider it an option for st least that small window of time.


Zimmerrman is a full blooded killer and a lie.... People can say he is innocent all they want but, this man should lock away and throw away the key.


this story is so ridiculous. let zimmerman out of jail. the guy is innocent. this is all a ploy to quiet down the black riots. zimmerman only has that money because so many people recognize he is innocent!


Let the lynching begin!


If this is all the prosecution can come up with then there is NO chance that this case will return a guilty conviction.

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