George Zimmerman Jailhouse Phone Calls Released; Wife Told to Move Money, Buy Bulletproof Vest

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Audio recordings from phone calls George Zimmerman made in jail in April were released on Monday by prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case.

The six conversations are part of the state's evidence alleging that he and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, misled the court during his April bond hearing.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer is charged with killing 17-year-old Martin in February. Zimmerman said he shot Trayvon in self defense.

A judge released him on $150,000 bond after the couple testified they had little money. But the calls recorded after his arrest tell a different story.

Zimmerman is heard coaching his wife and sister on moving tens of thousands of dollars donated to his legal defense fund to another account.

During one jailhouse conversation, George Zimmerman tells his wife how much it means to him that strangers were donating to his PayPal account.

"Ah man, that feels good," he said. Prosecutors say the phone calls are proof the Zimmermans had access to nearly $130,000 when he was freed.

After his wife was able to transfer funds, Zimmerman told her to pay off nearly all their bills and to buy bulletproof vests for her, him and his attorney.

"We need to get on it ASAP, cause you know ... personally, I want you wearing one," Zimmerman said from the Seminole County (Florida) Jail.

"OK," she replied.

"As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one," he said.

Zimmerman, who was wearing a vest back when he was released on bond, also discusses a possible escape route and renting two cars to throw off the media, possibly driving into a hotel with an attached garage or heading to an airport to fly to "heaven."

In one conversation as the two are planning a possible escape route, Zimmerman talks about going to a hotel like the Western he stayed at in Tampa, and that if he is in a car he could wear "his hoodie" and lie down as they are driving away.

Zimmerman was ordered back to jail earlier in June when the judge learned of the money from the defense fund. His wife was arrested and charged with perjury related to her testimony about the family's finances.

Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara has said repeatedly that the couple was not deceptively trying to withhold information from the courts.

They were merely concerned for their safety and unclear about whether he could even use the money yet, and thus whether to report it.

The couple show their affection for each other throughout the calls, to be sure, as George Zimmerman warns his wife repeatedly to stay safe.

He will seek to be re-released on bond, however unlikely that is.

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Man, some of you all comment are just plain bullsh*t! How can most of you, sit at your computer's and be a blinde ass racist idiot. Face it! George Zimmerman have proven to me that he is a fat lier. Hell, his wife have been doing some lying too. You all have seen the evidence on Zimmerman. Stop trying to make it seem like Trayvon Martin was the aggressor in this situation. People now and days are so quick to call somebody a thug. Fail to realize that, you can't judge a book by it's cover. Smh!!!!


Readin the comments on this hollywood gos. site you wouldnt think wht people are open bout racism.


African Americans (AA) like Mesai are the reason this country will always be racist, especially towards Whites. What they don't realize is that Whites are ready & willing to be color blind, but can't because Mesai's blind support for the AA in any Black/White encounter has to be balanced out. If you don't believe it, switch the race on any B/W controversy, and watch the AA community disappear.


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So far, all the evidence points to self defense. TM's knuckles bruised. GZ had a fracture of the face, the BACK of his head, had deep lacerations, from hitting the ground, over and over again. That would happen if someone os on top of you, pounding your head. TM had about 6" in height, over GZ. Race wasn't a factor.


Lastly,majority of hipanics are not racist.Racism is mostly within white and black comm.This isnt a race crime.


Mes,most racist murders have a track record.People by now would have come forward.Next,GZ has none of that.As black man i will not support our comm. on assumption.


BlackPanther is out of context and false.GZ falsifying his money i get its his family who comes first.the man isnt racist,he had black GF prior.


Mes,a person should be punished for a crime they commit but race should never be use unless its absolutely proven to be a hate crime.gz isnt racist.

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