George Zimmerman had his bond revoked this week when the judge overseeing his case declared that Zimmerman lied about having no money. Zimmerman at the time claimed he was indigent even though donations in the amount of $155,000 had been provided for his defense. Now the Zimmerman online defense fund has been receiving nearly $1,000 a day in donations.
The 28-year-old accused murderer of Trayvon Martin is currently confined to a Seminole County jail cell after surrendering himself on Sunday. Attorney Mark O’Mare has requested a new bond hearing for his client who was forced to come out of hiding to turn himself over to authorities.
According to his lawyer:
“It’s not again like they were trying to hide the money or leave with the money. They just had it… and felt like they needed to secure themselves.”
Zimmerman now has $193,000 in his defense fund while approximately $20,000 has been spent on living expenses including hotel rooms and security.
The court found last week that Zimmerman and his wife talked in code to cover up the fact that they had more than $150,000 in the bank. When Shelly Zimmerman said they had $8.60 in their bank she really meant $86,000
According to the transcript the conversation went as follows:
George Zimmerman: “In my account do I have at least $100?”
Shelly Zimmerman: “No.”
George Zimmerman: “How close am I?”
Shelly Zimmerman: “$8. $8.60.”
George Zimmerman: “Really? So total everything how much are we looking at?”
Shelly Zimmerman: “Like $155.”
That $155 translated to $155,000.
Zimmerman will now wait to see if his bail is once again set or if he will spend up to two years in jail since he recently waived his right to a speedy trial.