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June 4th, 2012
08:02 AM ET

Zimmerman surrenders, is booked into Florida jail

By the CNN Wire Staff

Sanford, Florida (CNN) - George Zimmerman was booked into jail Sunday after surrendering to authorities before an afternoon deadline, the Seminole County sheriff said.

Zimmerman met two members of the sheriff's office in a business parking lot about 1:25 p.m. Sunday and was taken into custody, Sheriff Donald Eslinger told reporters.

Zimmerman was required to return to central Florida and turn himself in after a judge revoked his bail Friday, saying Zimmerman misled the court about his finances.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is accused of shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford in February. Zimmerman argues he acted in self-defense.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. bethie

    Why get your panties in a twist cause he has people believing in him & throwing money his way-I'm glad that not everyone is buying this story. He's NOT the only hood to get killed.

    June 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. raceisamyth

    His supporters donated that money for his defense fund. He has a LOT of supporters...th

    June 4, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      The media needs you to believe this is a race issue and not a criminal issue so people will riot when he is aqquited. And trust me, he will be. And dont you dare call me white...i know thats what youre thinking.

      June 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. kizi420

    he should be in jail thats what happens when you tell the courts youre broke and really have over $175 g's . makes me wonder what else he is lying about.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |