Zimmerman bail revoked

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, has had his bail revoked. Officials say he had failed to surrender a second passport and had misled the court about his finances.

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Judge: Zimmerman engaged in a 'material falsehood'

MSNBC is reporting that Judge Kenneth Lester said George Zimmerman was engaged in a "material falsehood" about his finances. He did not tell the court about the $135,000 raised through a website when bail was posted at $150,000 on April 20.

Prosecutors argued that Zimmerman had "misrepresented, misled, and deceived the court" during the original bail hearing not only about his finances, but about whether he had two passports.

Zimmerman's defence lawyer Mark O'Mara admitted his client did have a second passport, but said: "It's not devious or inappropriate" to have a second one if the first is lost or stolen.

He said Zimmerman filed for a second passport after mistakenly thinking his original one was lost.

George Zimmerman given 48 hours to turn himself in

eorge Zimmerman will has been given 48 hours to present himself to the Seminole County Sheriff in Florida.
George Zimmerman has been given 48 hours to present himself to the Seminole County Sheriff in Florida. Credit: Reuters

A judge in Florida has revoked bail for George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch captain charged with the second degree murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

MSNBC is reporting that Florida prosecutors asked the judge to revoke bail after it emerged 28-year-old Zimmerman had a second passport he did not surrender to the court.

Prosecutors also alleged he misled the court regarding his finances, when $150,000 bail was granted on April 20.

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Trayvon Martin's family 'praying and trying to trust' judicial system

Sybrina Fulton's shoulder, next to Trayvon Martin's brother Jahvaris Fulton,
Mother of Trayvon Martin Sybrina Fulton with his brother 'trying to trust' judicial process Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The attorney who represents the family of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot by George Zimmerman said the family were "praying and trying to trust" the judicial process that allowed Zimmerman to be released from jail.

Attorney Ben Crump told Reuters: "They were heavy-hearted that the killer of their son was released from jail. However, they hope that his freedom is temporary because the pain he has caused their family is permanent. They're never going to get Trayvon back".

George Zimmerman released on bail in US

George Zimmerman has been released on bail
George Zimmerman has been released on bail Credit: Reuters/Gary W. Green/Pool

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was released today from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail.

Under conditions set by Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., Zimmerman must wear an electronic monitoring device and he may be allowed to leave the state. He also must observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew and is prohibited from consuming illegal drugs or alcohol or possessing a firearm.

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Family's anger after killer granted bail

The family of Trayvon Martin have reacted angrily to news that his killer has been granted bail.

George Zimmerman is facing trial for second-degree murder after shooting the black unarmed teenager dead in Florida, in what he claims was self-defence.

The lawyer for Trayvon's family, Benjamin Crump, said 'they were devastated' that Zimmerman might soon be out of jail, after saying for the first time, that he was sorry for their loss.

And it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond.

They were very outraged at that.

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