MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.
Zimmerman's legal team said in a tweet that he was in police custody. Zimmerman's bail was revoked because the judge said he and his wife lied to the court about their finances so he could obtain a lower bond.
On Sunday afternoon, about 40 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. deadline to surrender, Zimmerman was listed as an inmate on the jail website. He was listed as being held without bail and having $500 in his jail account.
Prosecutors had said Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website. Defense attorneys said the matter was a misunderstanding.
Attorney Mark O'Mara announced earlier Sunday on his website that Zimmerman had arrived in Florida late Saturday evening ahead of his surrender. Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, was ordered by a judge Friday to return to jail.MORE HERE
Now wait a fucking minute. I thought the idea behind a bond was simply a guarentee that you'll return to court for trial.
Zimmerman came back and surrendered early by order of the Court and now his lawyers have requested a new bond hearing which if granted, will surely be completely unaffordable.
Why? The man has already proven that he has no intention of fleeing the country just by the fact that he's in jail right now. Besides, the fact that he had a website to raise money was no secret - I posted it and I got it from Matt Drudge who's daily readership numbers in the millions, I'm sure.