Zimmerman To Report To Florida Jail
George Zimmerman has 48 hours to turn himself in to authorities now that a judge has revoked his bond. Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watchman who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, will no longer be free per a motion filed by the prosecution. Prosecutors accused Zimmerman of “deceiving” the court about his finances and possessing a second passport. As previously reported, Zimmerman has been receiving money from supporters through a Paypal account. Additionally, prosecutors alleged that he acquired a second passport just two weeks after killing Martin amid claims that it was lost or stolen.
“The court was led to believe that they didn’t have a single penny,” said prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda about Zimmerman’s finances. “If this [the money] wasn’t relevant to bond then why did they lie about it? I don’t know what other words to use besides that it was a blatant lie.”
Prosecutors played back a recording today of Zimmerman and his wife speaking on his secret second passport in code. The passport is believed to have been hidden in a safety deposit box and would replace the one a Judge previously ordered him to turn in. In addition to recordings on the passport, prosecutors played back a recording of Zimmerman’s wife depositing money from his Paypal account to a local credit union. They allege that she tried to downplay the amount in the couple’s accounts because she knew they were being watched.
Zimmerman was originally released from jail on April 22. -danielle canada