Phone calls that landed George Zimmerman in jail and his wife facing perjury charges released
POSTED: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 6:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Florida prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin murder case released new evidence Monday, including jailhouse phone calls between community watch volunteer George Zimmerman and his wife.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey released six recordings of jail house phone calls between Zimmerman and his wife Shellie.
During their conversations the couple talks about their love for each other, confidence in his legal counsel and buying bullet proof vests for themselves and attorney Mark O'Mara.
Prosecutors say the recordings also reveal Zimmerman providing his wife with detailed instructions on how to access a bank account and move money from one account to others.
They allege the couple was transferring donations from an internet account and discussing the funds in code, calling Paypal "Peter Pan" and never revealing how much money they had.
Prosecutors say that despite telling the judge they were broke the Zimmermans actually had access to at least $130,000 when bond was set.
Zimmerman's bond was revoked, he was sent back to jail and his wife was arrested on a charge of making a false statement when the judge was informed of the recordings.
Still, Zimmerman's attorney has downplayed the allegations.
"They weren't honest with Judge Lester at first, but it was disclosed four days later. The money was transferred to my trust account and taken care of," Mark O'Mara said.
A new bond hearing for George Zimmerman is scheduled for next week.