George Zimmerman Granted Bond For A Second Time
George Zimmerman could soon be a free man once again.
Zimmerman’s bond was revoked the first time after it came to light that $130,000 was not entered into the court records for consideration by the judge. The money was from a website for Zimmerman’s legal fund. The judge stated in his revocation order, that he had no respect for the law. He was ordered to surrender to the Seminole County Jail.
Zimmerman complied, and his attorney immediately began working on getting a new bond hearing. Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s defense attorney, claimed that Zimmerman was confused at his original bond hearing, and forgot to declare the funds. The state attorney’s office found out about the money, and reported it to the judge, requesting that Zimmerman’s bond be revoked. Later, Zimmerman’s wife was arrested and charged with perjury for her part in the deceit during the original bond hearing.
A new bond hearing was held on June 29, and the judge did not rule that day. Instead, he waited till after the 4th of July holiday, and released his ruling today.
He granted Zimmerman a new bond, and the judge had some strong words to say about the man. Judge Kenneth Lester said in his ruling that he did not believe that Zimmerman was confused at the original bond hearing, and that Zimmerman was manipulating the system for his own benefit. Zimmerman’s bond was set at $1 million. It is unclear as of yet, if or when he will bond out of the county jail.