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George Zimmerman Ordered Back to Jail in Travyon Martin Case

Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:00 By Scott Hiaasen, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

George ZimmermanMug Shot for George Zimmerman. (Photo: Seminole County Sheriff's Office)George Zimmerman was ordered back to jail on Friday for misleading the court about his access to an Internet fundraising account.

Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester revoked the bail for Zimmerman — who is facing a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — after finding that Zimmerman and his wife concealed their access to a $200,000 account during a bond hearing in April.

Zimmerman, who was not present at Friday’s hearing, now must surrender to Seminole County sheriff’s deputies by Sunday.

Prosecutors said they have recordings of phone conversations between Zimmerman and his wife while Zimmerman was in jail in which they discussed moving money from a PayPal account set up to collect money for Zimmerman’s defense. But Zimmerman’s wife testified at her husband’s bond hearing that she was unaware of any additional money available for her husband’s defense — what prosecutors now call a lie.

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Scott Hiaasen

Scott Hiaasen is a reporter for The Miami Herald.


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George Zimmerman Ordered Back to Jail in Travyon Martin Case

Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:00 By Scott Hiaasen, McClatchy Newspapers | Report

George ZimmermanMug Shot for George Zimmerman. (Photo: Seminole County Sheriff's Office)George Zimmerman was ordered back to jail on Friday for misleading the court about his access to an Internet fundraising account.

Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester revoked the bail for Zimmerman — who is facing a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — after finding that Zimmerman and his wife concealed their access to a $200,000 account during a bond hearing in April.

Zimmerman, who was not present at Friday’s hearing, now must surrender to Seminole County sheriff’s deputies by Sunday.

Prosecutors said they have recordings of phone conversations between Zimmerman and his wife while Zimmerman was in jail in which they discussed moving money from a PayPal account set up to collect money for Zimmerman’s defense. But Zimmerman’s wife testified at her husband’s bond hearing that she was unaware of any additional money available for her husband’s defense — what prosecutors now call a lie.

© 2012 McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Truthout has licensed this content. It may not be reproduced by any other source and is not covered by our Creative Commons license.

Scott Hiaasen

Scott Hiaasen is a reporter for The Miami Herald.


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