Zimmerman's bail set at $1M in Trayvon Martin case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Florida judge who has set George Zimmerman's bail at $1 million says he set the amount significantly higher because Zimmerman may have been hiding money as part of a plot to flee the country.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester's ruling came today in an Orlando courtroom. Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, had a $150,000 bond revoked last month.

Prosecutors said a website Zimmerman created for his legal defense had raised $135,000 at the time of his first bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wife did not mention the money then, and Shellie Zimmerman even said the couple had limited resources because she was a student and he wasn't working.

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