June 2, 2012- A judge in Florida revoked George Zimmerman’s bond on Friday. Zimmerman is awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The judge ordered Zimmerman to turn himself in within the next 48 hours.
The Florida magistrate accused Zimmerman of misrepresenting the amount of money he had when bond was originally set for him last April. Prosecutors contested Zimmerman had over $135,000 at the original bond hearing, when Shellie, Zimmerman’s wife said the couple was indigent, while under oath.
The prosecution used as evidence a number of recorded conversations on the telephone between Zimmerman and his wife before the hearing. The conversation had been recorded while the defendant was in jail following his arrest for Martin’s murder.
The prosecution said the Zimmerman’s blatantly lied to the court and the judge agreed and revoked his bail. The lawyer for the Martin family said the decision by the court was significant since Zimmerman’s credibility is important in the case and now that has been put into question.
Now Zimmerman will have to await trial behind bars. His legal team is preparing an appeal to present to the judge as they claim the money involved was donated to them and was not actually theirs.