Zimmerman's attorney plans to push for new bond hearing
POSTED: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is back in jail this evening.
Zimmerman turned himself in on Sunday, two days after the judge in his second-degree murder case revoked his bond.
Zimmerman has been described by jailers as "quiet and cooperative", something prosecutors say he and his wife Shellie were not during testimony in his initial bond hearing.
"It was misleading and I don't know what other words to use other than it was a blatant lie!" said prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda.
The Zimmermans allegedly hid the fact that they raised more than $135,000 dollars in donations for his defense through his website.
Shellie Zimmerman was asked about the money during her testimony by phone in April.
She claimed to have no idea how much money had been raised, but last week when prosecutors asked Judge Kenneth Lester to revoke Zimmerman's bond they played a recorded jail house phone call, evidence they say of the couple using coded language to discuss the funds.
"They were even using codes instead of saying something like 10,000, 9,000 , they were using code words thinking that the police are going to be real stupid when they are listening to these calls and aren't gonna be able to figure out what's going on," de la Rionda said.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara insists it was a mistake, not a deliberate plan to mislead the court.
Zimmerman will have the chance to explain himself, but a new bond hearing isn't expected until at least next week.