Zimmerman to seek second bond
George Zimmerman will be allowed to attend the morning hearing unshackled and in civilian clothing.
June 29th, 2012
08:02 AM ET

Zimmerman to seek second bond

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - George Zimmerman and his attorney will be back before a Florida judge Friday to argue Zimmerman should be allowed bond a second time despite misrepresenting his finances.

Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will attend the morning hearing unshackled and in civilian clothing.

Video and photos of Zimmerman wearing jail garb could prejudice prospective jurors, defense attorney Mark O'Mara argued in a motion.

Zimmerman was released on a $150,000 bond after his arrest. But he was ordered back to jail early this month after the judge revoked his bail, citing about $150,000 in donations in an account controlled by Zimmerman that he had not disclosed at the first bond hearing in April.

O'Mara is asking Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to set a similar bond.

The lawyer contends his client poses no danger to the community, is not a flight risk, and "cooperated fully" with police before his arrest.

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  1. Shun

    I wish there was no new bond. However, juding by everything that has happened and how this case has been botched from the beginning, there probably will be a new bond.I jsut hope that it is more fair than the first.

    June 29, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mitchell

    I'm betting no new bond.

    June 29, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |