Judge Orders George Zimmerman Back To Jail
A Florida judge revoked George Zimmerman's bail Friday (June 1), after prosecutors filed a motion to have him thrown back in jail. According to reports, Zimmerman's wife lied at about being aware of the financial support he received from a website created before he turned himself in to face second-degree murder charges, in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
In a new recording released today, Zimmerman can be heard asking his wife about a second passport hidden in a safe deposit box, leading prosecutors to believe that the 28-year-old was speaking in code during the conversation. Prosecutors have branded the accused killer as being "deceiving," both in the correspondence with his wife, and during his bond hearing where he claimed to have been in need of financial assistance, despite having $135,000 in his bank account.
Judge Kenneth Lester previously contemplated sending Zimmerman back to jail after learning of the massive amounts of donations he received from the website, but concluded that he did not have the authority to do so. As such Zimmerman was released from prison and has been in hiding for the last month.
While prosecutors want the 28-year-old back behind bars, they do share the same views as Zimmerman's attorney, Mike O'Mara, in regard to the release of private evidence that continues to be made public. Both sides are fighting to keep certain information under wraps in an attempt to help him receive a fair trial.
Zimmerman has 48 hours to turn himself in to authorities.
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