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. chrissy

    And im not following any link to Illinois?? whats that about?

    June 4, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. High Hopes

    Hey, Chrissy:

    Sounds like everyone is showing their true colors this morning... not worth dying over. If Tray had of been a white boy, none of this would have happened. No doubt his family are upset. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

    I hope bond is revoked, but wouldn't it be interesting to trace his donors... bet we'd find a loving bunch (pun intended).

    Justice for Trayvon!

    June 4, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      If the shooter had been black the media would have let this die until a court date was set. This man Zimmerman has to pay for being almost white and maybe with his life. The rush to judgment has already convicted him. That is so sad regardless what your color of skin. What if he were telling the truth? The man attacked him from the rear and was beating the crap out of him. What If?

      June 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @ HighHopes,good morning to you and Chrissy.Zimmerman has monies coming in from Grover Norquist,Chuck Norris,the gang from the NRA.100,000 put in Zimmermans account,and getting bigger from the group alone..ALEX,AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNSEL,a legal group that volunteers for cases like this,backed off because of their supposid ties with the KKK and other white supremisist groups,their contributors were Coca Cola,Pepsico,Gates Foundation and other nationally known high profile corporations that after finding out on this nasty little fact quit donating to ALEX immediately.Jeb Bush is also founder of STAND YOUR GROUND LAW,it was made a law for the NRA in exchange for past contributions to his governorship in the past..So if Zimmerman lied of his contributions,now amounting over 235,000 dollars to get probono lawyers,that's free,can you trust him, his wife or anyone else associated with him to tell the truth on this case,I don't think so and I'm here in Florida,close to where its at,hearing it all the time.He's guilty and he knows it,plus the police department is in hot water over the handling of this case too,it'll come out during the trail....Then the law may be repealed or restructured,making tougher guidelines before being acceptable again...

      June 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Of course not, @chrissy, but my point is that the media, once again, is trying this in the public eye.
    There are shades of gray.
    THAT is my point.
    I think GZ should never have been given bail, given his past, but that is Florida for you.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      oh pleeeeeeze...you and jif must share the same pillow...

      June 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, Mmmmm.
      JIF and I do not see eye to eye on this at all.
      I do NOT think that GZ is blameless at all.
      Just because I don't want to see this tried in a court of public opinion, a la CA, doesn't mean I agree with JIF on this.
      You are wrong on that.

      June 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Agree with both hope and fernace! And to justify these actions based on him kicked out of school for a pot baggie is ridiculous, at best! Zimmerman was trying to make himself more than he was, just goes to show, be careful what you wish for!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      so Trayvon was just a little bit guilty right? A pot baggie means he had pot and either used it or sold it. Maybe Zim is just a little bit guilty too but that is different huh?

      June 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I suppose, Lisabeth, if Trayvon weren't a lot dead.

    June 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      Yes he is alot dead because he over reacted to someone asking him what he was doing in the neighborhood and then tried to kill that man. Guess he did not know he had a gun. Too bad and just as dead. Why could he not have told him where he was going and quickly left the area and gone on to that apartment? Makes too much sense huh? Pot heads think they are Gods.

      June 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Lizabeth, i am white and even i can note profiling when i hear it! Zimmerman already stated the reason he followed travon was BECAUSE he was black so he knew he didnt live there!! Zimmerman made this racist not the media, nor the public!

    June 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizabeth

      I think you need to check some facts here. Zimmerman never mentioned his race until the 911 asked him if he was black. He stated "I think so." Strange that you were there and know it all.

      June 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And travon was kicked out of school for the pot baggie! He was not found with anything illegal by the police after he was murdered so THAT has absolutely no bearing on this case! And he most certainly didnt deserve to be shot for THAT!

    June 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    ty to my troll @ 3:59. Get a life would ya!

    June 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. High Hopes

    Thanks, Pete. Scarey to think All-American, apple pie companies would support the right to bear arms to this extreme. And to think there are still those who balk at the mention of systematic discrimination. Hopefully, Tray's death will serve a purpose bigger than giving ignorant racists something to complain about. It's not just Florida, the whole nation should learn something from this. Thanks, again.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @High Hopes,I'm a registered gun owner and have the concealed permit.It's scares me also knowing people like Zimmerman,who are armed,can get guns so easily.We here have a 5 day cooling off period,basic background checks in Florida,but it doesn't address the indiviguals problems before they occure,being psychological testing a needed improvement over current regulations that are pretty lenient for ownership of a gun...My sentiments exactly and your very much welcomed,take care...

      June 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Just another drug pusher trying to collect his clients money. Then when he didn't get it, he dusted him.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      That's brilliant!

      Blame the VICTIM!

      ... lunacy...

      June 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      must excuse him...he is looney...turn him around gently 3 times in the right direction and watch him stagger to his padded cell...

      June 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jeff was inferring that GZ was the pusher.

      June 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ Jeff Frank, would you say that if someone shot your kid? Thats a stupid assumption based on ONE empty baggie! I might understand thinkin he was a dealer if he had several but ONE???

    June 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. High Hopes


    An empty baggie...

    A flimsy excuse for character assassination.

    If it wasn't so tragic, it'd be laughable.

    It's mean!

    June 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. High Hopes


    It's all in his name...

    Could HE be your troll?

    Think about it...

    June 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    lmao @ hopes, since when do i get *custody* of the troll? And no, i dont think jeff would troll, but i do think he may have been trolled on that post! Ive never known him to profile or make racist remarks before. Lmao! That is funny tho!

    June 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    lmao @ mmmm, maybe after the triple spin he would disappear huh? Might do the world a service.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
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