George Zimmerman's bond revoked


George Zimmerman takes the stand during his bond hearing for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on Apr. 20, 2012. He has since entered a plea of not guilty.



A judge revoked bond for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, on Friday, ordering him to surrender himself within 48 hours, according to ABC News.

Prosecutors filed a motion earlier in the day saying Zimmerman had misled the court about the state of his finances and possessing a second passport, which he reportedly acquired after the shooting.

Zimmerman was released from prison on a $150,000 bond, because in April Zimmerman's relatives testified that they had limited funds, reported the Associated Press.

Zimmerman's attorney discovered later that his client had raised $200,000 from a website. The $135,000 that was raised by the time of the bond hearing was not disclosed.

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"This court was led to believe they didn't have a single penny," said Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda. "It was misleading and I don't know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie," he said, according to the AP.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. ruled that Zimmerman engaged in "material falsehood" concerning his finances, according to CBS News.

According to The Atlantic Wire, which attributed Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel, the judge said, "They were well aware of the money that was available," referring to Zimmerman and his wife.

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Zimmerman has pled not guilty to second-degree murder charges on shooting Martin, an unarmed teenager, in a gated community in Florida in February, according to MSNBC.

The state's lawyers said Zimmerman obtained a second passport after claiming that the original was lost or stolen, but Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said, "It's not devious or inappropriate" to have a second passport.

The judge said he was not swayed by the prosecution's argument on the passport.