Bond for Zimmerman is in question after new information comes to light
POSTED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 3:19pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Prosecutors are asking a Florida judge to raise the bond for George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Florida.
The request came during a court hearing this morning after Zimmerman's attorney disclosed that his client had raised 200-thousand dollars on a website created for his defense before his initial bond hearing.
The new information is leading to all kinds of questions.
When accused murderer George Zimmerman was released from jail on Monday on $150-thousand bond, it was with the understanding by the judge that he and his family had limited assets.
The understanding was that the family had actually taken a second mortgage to raise the $150-thousand.
The new revelation makes it appear a portion of the money from the website was used to supplement the money needed to get him out of jail.
Now Trayvon Martin's family, the 17-year-old who George Zimmerman shot and killed says he committed perjury.
They are now demanding the judge bring him back to Sanford, Florida and lock him up here at the Seminole county jail.
George Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O'Mara says even though they didn't reveal it immediately to the court, it's now on the record.
O'Mara points out the money they are raising is no different than the money Trayvon Martin's family is raising with their own website.
George Zimmerman remains free on $150-thousand bond; the judge in this case has not indicated whether anything on that front will change.