When Judge Kenneth Lester revoked George Zimmerman’s bond on June 1 he said he wanted the former neighborhood watchman to explain why he was less than forthcoming about his family’s finances and his passport.
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Zimmerman has a new bond hearing scheduled for June 29, and at that hearing he may have to explain his actions under oath in order to be granted bond for a second time.
He is facing a second-degree murder charge for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26. Martin was returning from a convenience store and was unarmed. Zimmerman told police he shot the teen in self-defense. He has pleaded not guilty.
During the hearing June 1, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, lied under oath at his bond hearing when they both said they had limited financial resources. The prosecutor pointed to jailhouse conversations between Zimmerman and his wife that seemed to indicate the couple allegedly conspired to transfer money in an attempt to hide certain funds from the court.
In Session contributor Sunny Hostin says that there may be a way for Zimmerman’s wife to testify and explain the situation to the court instead of Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s defense attorneys may not want him to testify, because he would be exposed to cross examination.