June 4th, 2012
12:09 AM ET

Zimmerman to request new bond hearing, aiming to get out of jail - again

George Zimmerman's lawyers have vowed to file a motion asking a Florida judge for a new bond hearing for their client Monday, a day after the murder suspect returned to jail on a judge's order.

The 28-year-old Florida man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin had been free on bond for weeks until Sunday afternoon, when he turned himself in to authorities in Seminole County, Florida.

Zimmerman become a focus of intense national attention earlier this year, after he fatally shot the unarmed African-American teenager who had just gone out to buy a bag of Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea at a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida.

The neighborhood watch volunteer had claimed the February 26 shooting was in self-defense. Martin's family and civil rights activists from around the nation contended Zimmerman, who is white Hispanic, racially profiled the 17-year-old and ignored a 911 dispatcher's request not to follow him.

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  1. mickey1313

    Revoking is bond was absurd. Justice in America isn't supposed to be about money. To revoke bond because he had outside supporters donate bail money is bs.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      It is about lying (deceit) about having the money, not the amount.

      June 4, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • chydy

      Your spin is a laughing stock. Who cares about the money donated to him. Issue is that he lied to a court under oath.

      June 4, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. mickey1313

    It is sad that the cnn article doesn't mention why the judge ordered him to return, i had to find that out from abc. Shame on you cnn.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Mr. Zimmerman absolutely should be released again as soon as his bond has been adjusted include the donations he received after his initial bond hearing.
    Costs like this were the reason that supporters sent Mr. Zimmerman donations: to be sure that he had funds for legal expenses needed to fight the Special Prosecutor's exaggerated charge of murder.
    I understand the reason for obviously biased CNN's continuing to present the image of an unarmed teenager with his little Skittles and iced tea, but using the term "white Hispanic" is just to be sure to take advantage of the hatred of white people promoted in this country. If I am required by media-driven racial tensions to describe Mr. Zimmerman as something other than "American." I shall describe him as "Hispanic." It is unnecessary to make this case amy more racially charged than it has already been made by professional racists, including the Special Prosecutor, and the ultra-liberal media.
    I hope that Mr. Zimmerman is free again very soon.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      I agree, murder is never going to fly. And i agree about the old pics as well. I didn't use to think cnn was overly liberal, but this whole case has shown there true colors. They're surviving up racism where none truly exists. Sad, they truly are as radically left as fox is right.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Illionois Joe

      @Mickey1313, concur. This media outlet is incorrigible, stirring the pot of racism because real objective journalism is hard work and you have to pay actual reporters, not minimum wage interns to ... stir the pot.

      Notice the incessant dwelling on the innocent activity of skittles and ice tea? Trayvon Martin was not shot for that. He was shot for jumping and beating a man who had a right to be where he was, doing what he was doing. And the incessant, "Despite the dispatcher request he not follow..." Community watch does what? WATCHES. Because lazy cops don't timely respond. How do you watch if you don't follow, and it's Zimmerman's neighborhood, he can go wherever he wants in his own neighborhood without getting assaulted by roaming violent youths.

      Angela Corey unethically overcharged, and now is using the weight and power of the government to wage an economic war on Zimmerman so he cannot afford a defense to exonerate himself, so she can compel him to plead. Angela Corey is to Sanford FL as Mike Nifong was to Durham NC in the Duke lacrosse case.

      June 4, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    BTW, couldn't CNN dig up any more photographs of Trayvon taken when he was about twelve years ago?
    CNN deserves a Special Pulitizer Prize for Outstanding Promotion of Bias in Reporting.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I meant "...twelve years old," not, "twelve years ago," in reference of CNN's choice of Travon's old photographs.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The money contributed by aware citizens for Mr. Zimmerman's legal fees was for his defence, not to bail him out of the jail where Corey had him put. As I see it, Mr. Zimmerman did not have much money for bond at the time of his first bond hearing, and he still does not. He has to spend all he can receive in donations to protect himself from the racist Corey and other professional racists who came from all over the USA to further their careers.

    June 4, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Henry

    This comes as no suprise to anyone.

    Zimmerman was and is a liar. Lying to the judge claiming he's indigent when he knew he had over $100,000 dollars donated from his racist supporters is just one of many lies Zimmerman has told.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Henry

    Zimmerman fired from his job as bouncer because of his psychotic actions against bar patrons. He was fired from his private party job for physically assaulting a female for no reason. Arrested for assault on a police officer w/o violence. Arrested for assault on an officer (female) with violence. Assault and battery charges filed against him for smacking around his ex-girlfriend. Only somebody who has a daddy for a judge like Zimmerman did, would have been able to get out of serving time for all those assault and violence charges.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • chydy

      Henry, your word is crystal clear. Well said!

      June 4, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    It is good to know that Al Sharpton, inspired by President George Washington and the cherry tree, never told a lie, and that Trayvon was not on suspension from school for drug possession at the of his demise.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I meant, "...at the time of his demise."
    There are so many honest models of integrity in this case!
    Where can I buy one of Trayvon's mother's souvenir T-shirts?

    June 4, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    Some interesting comments hiere. I would like to know how you justify the fact that Zimmerman AND his attorney "missed" telling the judge about the money and the 2nd passport? According to what I hear his attorney is "supposed" to be a "hotshot"! WHY did Zimmerman agree to drop his right for a speedy trial? For me, he wants us to forget about what happened! I hold Zimmerman TOTALLY responsiblel for this tragedy. If he would have just followed the "lawfull order" from the dispatcher and stayed in his car this would have never happened. We are just going to have to wait and see, for a long time, what the final outcome will be.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      A pledge to send money to a fund is not cash money. It is just that a pledge. That money was and is to be used in his defense against the likes of Sharpton and Jackson who seem to have lots of money. They Don't pay any income tax. How do you figure that one? They are by far the most racist evils on the face of the earth. Karma where are you?

      June 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ ronvan:
    "If," a poem by Rudyard Kipling.
    If Trayvon had not taken an emptied marijuana container to school, he would not have been suspended, so he would not have been in Mr. Zimmerman's gated community that night, and Trayvon would still be alive.
    Also, "if" Mr. Zimmerman had been blind, he would not have seen Trayvon that night, so Trayvon would still be alive.
    Life happens as it does, in spite of Ifs and oft-awry plans of mice and men.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Most definitely he should have had his bond revoked. Lying about the money AND having a 2nd passport implies intent to flee. And also lying about these things causes major doubt on other statements. Not that i believe the self defense claim at all.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Both sides of this picture is disturbing.
    Neither person is an angel.
    The MSM will continue to push whatever version of the truth they want to further stir up public sentiment.
    No surprise.
    It's all about rating, and money.

    I l l i n o i s.
    Just saying.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Really banasy, do you know ANY teenagers that are angels lol? But a grown man is SUPPOSED to have more sense! And his lawyer shouldve had even more sense! But given the fact this man has a history for violence, he should never have been released.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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