George Zimmerman Bond Hearing: Judge Delays Decision as Trial Preview Unfolds

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A Florida judge delayed his decision today on whether to let George Zimmerman out of jail on bond a second time. Meanwhile, both prosecutors and the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin and laid out elements of their case at the bond hearing.

Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond earlier this month, believing the defendant and wife Shellie Zimmerman intentionally tried to mislead the court about their financial situation in April so he would be granted bond.

Zimmerman denies lying and wants the $150,000 reinstated.

The pair did not disclose more than $100,000 raised through a legal defense fund website; Zimmerman's wife was also charged with perjury.

In a two-hour-plus hearing on Friday, Zimmerman asked for his re-release, which led to the defense and prosecution conducting a mini-trial of sorts.

The state argued that Zimmerman is a criminal who should not be released, while the defense put forward evidence that he acted in self defense.

The defense played the Trayvon Martin 911 call from February 26, the night he was killed. In April, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder.

"There's someone screaming outside. It sounds like a male. I think they're yelling help," a woman says in the call, as someone screams for help.

Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara then called his father, Robert Zimmerman, to the stand. He identified the screams heard on the call as his son's.

"It was absolutely George's," he said.

In cross examination, prosecutors said Zimmerman claimed Martin had covered his mouth, contradicting his assertion that he screamed for help.

O'Mara did not put Zimmerman on the stand.

He briefly drew the ire of the judge when he asked whether Zimmerman could make a statement to him without facing cross examination.

Lester called it a "backdoor" tactic and refused the request. At his first bond hearing, Zimmerman apologized to Martin's family in open court.

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Stupid young assholes! George zimmerman is a liar&he is not white.this man has serious issues his tone has nothing to do with him,bein a murder.and we dont need to go into history about africa or how thru history the violations whites done to blacks&other minorities.

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What a hoax of charges of molestation, Blacks are miserable Pigs, while I was at Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo New York well dressed Blacks were coming with other one dirty and homeless to get a homosexual act and you are accusing George of molesting you and you say that when you and him was little and was presentable, PISS OFF with your dam charges you pice of shit animals Blacks go back to your africon with the pig god that brought you in USA at expenses of a hamburger and a coca-Colsca. Blacks are a junk nasty shit race FULL of Voodoo and macumba, pests.

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The US needs to close all borders and stop all imports. We need to solely support USA products and jobs. All illegals need to be sent home. When this happens, the US can once again be a strong and united nation.

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The entitlement crowd is fast becoming the "elite" crowd in this country. If you are the right shade, with the right disadvantage..or if you are a Fed./State Union employee? You'll be taken care of at the taxpayer's expense. America is the Land of Opportunity for these select folks! What's scary is...they are growing in numbers. It's funny how Obama is forcing the issue of free contraception yet we welcome those illegitimate births in our country and "anchor" babies...feeding, clothing, and educating them. So..where does the population control problem really get addressed here?

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Gays vs. Blacks, they both cry and bitch about how the world does not understand their pain. Bores me to freakin tears. Nobody gives a "Tinkers Damn" about the entitled mindset.

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@Billy S - are you saying deborah has slammed gay people in addition to white people? only an idiot would not move to a gay community. when gays move to a town, home values sore, because gay people are responsbile, clean, and make things beautiful. blacks, on the other hand, destroy everything they touch. has anyone ever seen a black person's car without a bunch of dents on it? has anyone ever walked thru a black cummunity and felt safe? never. deborah can keep her black ass in her black project, i'd take the gays anyday!

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@ Deborah/ take that racist shit and stick it up your ass. All you people have going for yourself is that there is a % of weak whites that ALLOW your uneducated , stealing ass's to get away with that shit. People are fead up with your cultures sorry ass uncivilized ways. Your finger pointing, accusing pathetic life style is what you teach your kids from day one. You are a disgrace to the human race. I would rather be around any breed than a black. I'm guessing the gay talk on this site goes hand N hand with who you are.

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@deborah - you are talking thru your fat black ass. what about OJ? got off for murder? what about tawana brawley, who lied about being raped by white men? what about the black bitch in the duke lacrosse scandel, who also lied about being raped? you black people make up stories about innocent white people because you figure it's easier than getting a damn job and earning your money. your race is pathetic. your slave ancestors would be so ashamed of you.

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I still believe the evidence will prove out that this is NOT a murder case by any stretch of the imagination. Zimmerman will have his day in court and I feel quite confident that he who refers to himself as "Zim" on this thread will be quite pleased with the outcome.

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yeah blacks can't pay their bill cause the white people steal all the money, but what happens to them, like zimmerman and casey... they get away.