June 3rd, 2012
03:59 AM ET

Judge's deadline nears for Zimmerman to surrender

(CNN) - George Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, has until Sunday afternoon to surrender to authorities after a judge revoked his bond for misleading the court about his finances.

Seminole County Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. ordered him back to jail, saying the 28-year-old was not truthful about how much money he had access to when he was freed on bond in April.

Lester's ruling on Friday followed allegations by prosecutors that Zimmerman had $135,000. At the time, his wife told the court under oath that the family was indigent.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is accused of shooting the black teenager in a gated community in Sanford in February, a killing that he has said was in self-defense.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...and why should we be surprised that the hoodie hating murderer is a liar and has no regard for the law and respect for the courts...his attorney should be discipline too...

    June 3, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • salinesolution

      Who needs a trial when mmmmm already knows he's guilty.

      June 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Who releases a murder suspect on bail?

      You called it!
      Only in Florida...

      June 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      HighHopes you forgot a murder suspect is just that a suspect. Most courts will release the shooter as they did in the case in Valrico FL in 2010 where a black man shot a young white veteran claiming self defense even though the black man had no marks on him. He just got upset because the white was telling him it was ok for a kid to skate board on the parks concrete basket ball court. He was out on bail the following day and is still out of jail.

      June 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      CNN. You never fail to amaze me with your biased news coverage. Zimmerman raised this money after the fact thru online donations. How could you omit this pertinent information????

      June 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maddy Gascar

      He started hid paypal account before he was even arrested, Jj. He started his defense fund well before he was even arrested. Before pointing fingers, know your facts!

      June 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lizabeth

    When you pledge to send money to a fund that is not cash money until the account gets a check. If a charge card is used you must wait for the pledge to clear. So maybe he was not lying. Is that possible that all of the pledges has not come through? As far as another passport – he lost the first one and had it replaced – so did he forget about that? Sounds possible to me. But you rush to judgement people have it your way. Let ye without sin cast the first stone. If a black had been the shooter we would have already forgotten this story. What a country.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Maddy Gascar

      You don't know how Pay Pal works, do you? That's where the money was at, and it is instantaneous, taken directly out of your bank account, or put on a credit card. He had the funds.

      June 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaMick

      if you have a passport reissued after losing one or it "being stolen" and then you suddenly "find" it again, it is law that the one that was replaced be destroyed, just like a credit card. This clown didn't forget that he had 2 passports. He was once again breaking the law. In addition, anyone who has ever had a PayPal account or auctions on ebay, knows exactly how these money transfers take place and usually know exactly how much is in there account hourly. I know I do. This was fraud in the face of the court. How anyone could question this man's lack of moral character is beyond me. He belongs in jail and to continue to "protect" him on the governments dime is an atrocity. He's the only thug in this story. peace

      June 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. High Hopes

    Welcome to Florida!

    Caylee couldn't, even, get justice there...


    Bless the Children,
    All of Them!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ hope, welcome back! And well said btw! This clown makes his self look guilty everytime he opens his mouth and with every action he takes.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And for people who keep profiling this case based on color, shame on you! Makes you not much better than the idiot that pulled the trigger!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @ chrissy,good morning,I had a good write up,but as usual,CNN monitors didn't like the intelligent ,respectfull approach.Ya might see it if they open it up some more.Take care,I've said my piece,later!!!

      June 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • rootsgal

      Thank you Chrissy....there are so many replies that are all about HATE of black people....also hate of any while people that side with Trayvon. Any way you look at it, it screams RACISM~

      June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Lizabeth, as high hopes stated, welcome to florida!

    June 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      You can also thank Jeb Bush on this STAND YOUR GROUND BILL,he made the law active in Florida after getting a very large contibution from Grover Norquist and the NRA.Who incidently also gave Zimmermans defense team over a 100,000 dollars,for this case,now that's buying justice,the republicans way,illegally and secretly as usual!!Look at who's on the board of directors for the NRA,it'll floor ya!!!Just a young kid,African American,getting killed for getting candy and a soda for his brother,is this our America,hopefully not mine!!!

      June 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      @pete, soooo yah mean he had $235,000 in his coffers when he appeared before the courts? ...questioned: seem t'remember a guy who was also a grand wizard at diversifying donations into personal income too...his name was david duke...

      June 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. High Hopes

    Thanks, Chrissy...

    Love ya, Girl!


    June 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    I know I'm probably wrong, but I still tend to think, for some reason, Zimmerman is a dope pusher that wanted to get even with Martin (client), because he didn't pay off Zimmerman for a buy. Isn't that just ridiculous I think that?

    June 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      jeff...you kno' there aren't any blue laws against takin' your medications on sundays...

      June 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jit

    Stand Your Ground does not apply to Zimmerman. Zimmerman created the murder scene. Stand Your Ground applies to Trayvon because he was the one being followed by an armed stranger. The 911 dispatcher knew it, the girlfriend knew it, Trayvon knew it. The minute Trayvon knew he was being followed by a stranger and ran away the first time, he was already in Stand on Ground and self-defense mode.

    June 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes




      Your reference to David Duke says it all...

      June 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • rootsgal

      A voice of reason....thank you~

      June 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Maddy Gascar

    What is the ridiculous analogy between Hope and an ancient, if classic, Led Zepplin song? And it's "stores are all closed".

    June 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. High Hopes

    Just a word, huh?

    If One should be so lucky...


    Its probably the same person who dreamt up this "Zombie" Apocalypse... doing damage to his very soul.

    One WORD...

    ~Bless Yourselves...

    Oooops, that's two!


    June 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. High Hopes



    Thanks, Maddy!

    June 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim J

    Everyone is presumed innocent until proved guilty. That is "in the eyes of the law" not not human intelligence. If a man in a tower kills 50 people with a machine gun, and runs out of bullets, and is taken into custody with gun powder residue all over him, he is "presumed innocent". But common sense might tell you that a man doesn't strap on a lethal weapon and confront strangers with it unless he is looking to use that gun. And if he fires the gun at an unarmed man at point blank range, directly into the heart, common sense tells you he chose to kill that man, exactly as he originally set out to do. To allow someone like that to continue to walk the streets is, to me, madness.

    June 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • rootsgal

      Exactly Jim, thanks for saving me all the typing....the person defending his ground here would be Trayvon.

      June 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |