George Zimmerman's New Bond Set at $1 Million

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George Zimmerman could find himself out on bail once again, if he can make his new $1 million bond. After being arrested on charges of second-degree murder for the death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, the Sanford, Florida man was released in April on $150,000 bail. That bail was revoked, though, after he and his wife lied to a judge about their finances and the existence of a second passport in his name. He was ordered back to jail earlier this month.

Today, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. granted Zimmerman bond once again. This time, it's set at $1 million, almost seven times more than the original $150,000 bond.

"By any definition, the defendant has flaunted the system," Judge Lester wrote, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "It appears to this court that the defendant is manipulating the system for his own benefit."

Zimmerman and his wife Shellie lied in court about their finances and failed to disclose more than $100,000 they had received from online contributions from supporters. Zimmerman also didn't disclose he had a second passport. Shellie Zimmerman was also subsequently arrested on perjury charges.

"Notably, together with the passport, the money only had to be hidden for a short time for him to leave the country if the defendant made a quick decision to flee," Judge Lester wrote. "It is entirely reasonable for this court to find that, but for the requirement that he be placed on electronic monitoring, the defendant and his wife would have fled the United States with at least $130,000 of other people's money."

Zimmerman's defense fund has reached $210,000. He will likely need to pay a bonding company only about 10 percent of the bond to gain freedom, but details about how and when Zimmerman will bond out were not immediately clear.

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MLKhadadream
MLKhadadream

Pocket change .swiss bank account will take care of bond .We salute you Zimmerman killer of criminal nigger

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Oh he's just being silly. He posts random nonsensical shit.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Judge not lest ye be judged, hombre. Wait for the details.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Try running down and tackling a guy on the sidewalk for no reason then see what happens.   No one saw Zimmerman being attacked and since Trayvon can't speak from the grave, Zimmerman is full of sh1t.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Sounds to me like you got yourselves a fugitive of justice. I say you came to the right hombre. You know what this is man. It's fuckin' racism, man. You were at the wrong place at the wrong time and you just happen to fit the description. Now, if you admit that you killed him...Look, even if you didn't kill anyone, just admit that you killed him. I promise you won't go to jail. Smack on the wrist, I promise you.

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