Zimmerman now in jail after judge revokes bond
SANFORD, Fl. (CBS) The neighborhood watchman accused of fatally shooting an unarmed Florida teen is back in jail just minutes before his deadline Sunday, June 3.
George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was ordered by a judge on Friday to return to jail.
Zimmerman met with deputies around 1:25 p.m. in a business parking lot at Lake Mary Blvd and Interstate 4. He was then transported in a white van by deputies to the jail and arrived there at 1:45 p.m. with his attorney Mark O’Mara.
The Seminole County Sheriff Donald F. Eslinger, says Zimmerman will be held in administrative confinement, single cell arrangement.
O’Mara spoke to the media after Zimmerman was taken to the jail and said he will file a motion for a bond hearing on Monday, June 4. O’Mara says he hasn’t decided if Zimmerman will testify at next bond hearing.
On Friday a judge revoked his bond. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set for $150,000 dollars in April.
Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 dollars available that had been raised by a website he set up.
The deadline for his surrender was 2:30 p.m. Sunday.