The Judge proceeding over the George Zimmerman trial revoked his bail and he now has 48 hours to report back to jail.
By: A.J. Niles
George Zimmerman now has up to 48 hours to report back to jail after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked his bail. George has until 2:30 pm Sunday to turn himself in.
According to the USA Today,
Lester revoked the bond after a motion by the state prosecutor accused Zimmerman and his wife of lying to the court about their financial assets during his initial bond hearing April 20.
They said they had no money during that hearing, but Zimmerman and his wife had access to at least $135,000 that he raised through a website he set up before his bond hearing.
Circuit Judge Lester tells the court, “They were well aware of the money available. Mr. Zimmerman can not sit back and let his wife testify falsely … nor can he allow his attorney to stand up and make misrepresentations.”
State Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda argued in Friday’s hearing, according to the USA Today, that Zimmerman and his wife discussed the money raised through the website in multiple recorded conversations while Zimmerman was in jail and before his bond hearing.
Zimmerman spoke in a kind of code to hide his conversation from officers listening to the call, referring to $15,000 as “15” and $100,000 as “100.”
“The defendant just sat there as his wife lied under oath. The defendant wife’s lied to this court when both Mr. O’Mara and the state asked her questions, when she stated she had no money. The defendant and his wife were very deceptive in the actions they took before this court.”
George Zimmerman is currently awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26th. George claims that Martin was shot due to self-defense on the grounds of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law.
George may now be in jail for up to a year before the actual trial begins.