The judge in the Trayvon Martin case has just revoked George Zimmerman‘s bail, citing Zimmerman’s “material falsehood,” including a previously undisclosed second passport, and a misrepresentation of his finances. Zimmerman must present himself to go to jail within 48 hours.
Noting that Zinmmerman had actually acquired the second passport two weeks after the Trayvon Martin shooting, ABC News reports on the prosecutor’s motion to revoke bail:
In recordings of conversations also released Friday, Zimmerman and his wife are heard talking cryptically about his second passport in a safety deposit box they shared. The two speak in code in the recording.
In the motion, prosecutors also point out that Zimmerman had $135,000 in his bank account the day before his bail hearing, in which he declared himself financially indigent.
Several days later, Zimmerman’s attorney said he had discovered his client had raised more than $200,000 from a support website set up by his family to help his legal defense. That money wasn’t disclosed at the bond hearing.
Zimmerman, 28, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder in Martin’s death and claims self-defense.
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