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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zimmerman is just another white scapegoat for black people to whine about. that's all this is, another story for them to yap about endlessly on their blu toof.

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@Out of School & Wholsit--Get along, you Trolls! You've blown your cover! There's nothing more annoying than frustrated fags like yourselves! Probably a couple of sad drag queens! You sound like your panty hose have gotten twisted and you're havin' a bad hair day!! Awwwwwwwwwww!

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@ALLSAINTS- THE SHIT IS OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE SUMMER. THEY HAVE FOUND A NEW TOY. YOU KNOW THEY ARE YOUNG TURDS BECAUSE THEY CANT SPELL. MF'S NEED TO BE IN SUMMER " SPECIAL ED " SCHOOL OR WASHING MY DAMN CAR! WE BOTH KNOW ZIMMERMAN IS NOT GUILT, MAYBE NOT TOTALLY INNOCENT BUT NOT GUILTY OF MURDER. ALL THIS WILL RUN ITS COURSE. THE NEW HAS WORN OFF.

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@omg the point of the 2 old songs was for the benefit of the history teacher, that even an old song, talks about the BLACK ghetto. Teach, aka, whoisit, made it sound like there is no black ghetto. You sound like you might have Downs Syndrome, I hope you now u n d e r s t a n d. Moron.

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@whoisit Who gives a damn, history teacher. Put the books down, and have some sex with your, probably, boy friend. Ghetto, modern day, teach, mainly blacks, drug invested, high unemployment, soul food, bbq, chicken and rib. Put the history book down, get out more often, forget all the COOL kids that picked on you in school, your too old to still live with your mother.

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I live in a predominately white town the neighborhood is all white. 3 times in 20 years I have stopped suspicious people. Walking, parked outside someone's home for a long period of time and walking around to the back of someone's house. 2 white males and 1 Hispanic female by themselves each time. Suspicious is suspicious and I asked- what are you waiting on who are you looking for. Sometimes people collide like "comets" in outer space.

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The truth will never be known.Every culture has their good and bad depending what city and state you live in.W here i reside its white youth who steal,use drugs and kill.

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all of what you are saying may be true - Ben, but the need for zimmerman to be white and a killer of a black child has to good of a twist to it. tear jerking lifetime movie for sure. It gives society a pause from the constant murders in places like Chicago. this blame by blacks and the refusal to call it what it is by the whites is the symptoms of an on going social illness. to cure the illness you 1st have to have an accurate diagnosis. in other words, the truth about it all.

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@Stephers - trayvon was no innocent kid, he was a thug with a thug past. he was big and intimidating. zimmerman was sick of sleazy people robbing their homes, so he was on watch. trayvon acted like he always did, a thug, rather than asking the guy why he was being followed. his thug behavior caused his death. zimmerman was defending himself, pure and simple.

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zimmerman is only going thru this garbage because he killed a black guy. the race issue will never end. blacks kill blacks daily but once a white guy kills a black guy, in SELF DEFENSE, he is put in jail. this is why racism will never end, because blacks will always cry to get their way and whites know if they don't just shut up and give the babies their bottles, they will never get these people to SHUTUP!

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