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George Zimmerman’s bail revoked


 

George Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of seventeen-year-old Travyon Martin in Sandford, Florida in February, has had his bail revoked.

According to MSNBC.com, Florida Judge Kenneth Lester ruled Zimmerman had engaged in a ‘material falsehood’ about his finances when he obtained his US $150,000 bail bond. Prosecutors had alleged he was also hiding a second passport from the court.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, conceded there was a second passport, saying, “It’s not devious or inappropriate” to have a second passport if first one is lost or stolen. He said the second passport has never been stamped.

He said Zimmerman filed for a second passport after thinking he had lost his first one; Zimmerman later discovered he had not lost the first one. O’Mara said it’s his fault court did not have the second passport earlier.

Lester said he was not swayed by the prosecution’s argument on the passport.

Zimmerman has two days to present himself to the court.


 
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