George Zimmerman’s bond revoked.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester has revoked George Zimerman’s bond in the second degree murder shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. The bond reversal gives Zimmerman 48 hours to turn himself in to the authorities. The judge made his decision after it was determined that George Zimmerman and his wife had not been truthful regarding paypal donations that had been collected prior to his initial bond hearing. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that George Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 available that had been raised by a website he set up.
Judge Revokes Zimmerman’s Bond
In a new motion, prosecutors accused Zimmerman and his wife of lying to the judge during a bond hearing about money they collected for his defense.
Prosecutors allege Zimmerman’s wife knew about the donations her husband had collected through a PayPal account, but didn’t mention the money at his bond hearing.
The account ultimately collected about $200,000, his attorney later revealed.
“Defendant has intentionally deceived the court with the assistance of his wife,” the motion says. “During the jail phone calls both of them spoke in code to hide what they were doing.”
Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda told the judge today that “this court was led to believe that they didn’t have a single penny” at the earlier bond hearing.
This can’t be good from a credibility standpoint when it comes to the murder trail and a pretty foolish and unnecessary thing that was done. Just stupid. In a he said, he said case, credibility is everything.