Attorney: George Zimmerman was confused, fearful

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

George Zimmerman's attorney says his client was confused and fearful when he allowed his wife to mislead court officials about the couple's finances.

Attorney Mark O'Mara wrote Monday on a website run by Zimmerman's legal team that he would file a motion asking for another bond hearing. A day earlier, Zimmerman returned to jail because his $150,000 bond was revoked.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claims he shot the teen in self-defense.

Prosecutors say the Zimmermans deceived the court during an April bond hearing when Zimmerman's wife testified they had limited funds. Prosecutors say the Zimmermans really had raised at least $135,000 from a website.

A judge ordered Zimmerman back into custody and says he will hold a hearing so Zimmerman can explain himself.


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