Zimmerman Is Sent Back to Jail
Posted on Jun 2, 2012
A Florida judge ordered George Zimmerman back to jail on Friday after revoking bail for the neighborhood watch captain charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the gated community of Sanford.—ARK
The New York Times:
Judge Lester made his ruling shortly after an assistant state attorney, Bernardo de la Rionda, asserted that Mr. Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, during a bail hearing on April 20, had “lied” and “were very deceptive” about assets available to them. That hearing cleared the way for Mr. Zimmerman’s release from jail on $150,000 bond. He had to put up 10 percent, or $15,000, to make bail.
The judge determined that Mr. Zimmerman, who has been in hiding because of concerns about his safety, had engaged in “material falsehoods.” At issue is the roughly $200,000 Mr. Zimmerman raised through a legal defense Web site, money that Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark M. O’Mara, said he learned of several days after the bond hearing.
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