Judge Sets George Zimmerman’s Bond at $1 Million Dollars
A judge has ordered George Zimmerman’s bond be set at one million dollars. Judge Kenneth Lester was not happy with Zimmerman though, calling him a ‘manipulator.’
“By any definition, the defendant has flaunted the system,” Lester wrote. “It appears to this court that the defendant is manipulating the system for his own benefit.”
Zimmerman was initially freed on $150,000 bond, but when the judge learned that Zimmerman and his wife had knowingly misled the court about their finances, bond was revoked, and Zimmerman’s wife- Shellie Zimmerman-was arrested on perjury charges.
Shellie Zimmerman initially told the judge that the couple didn’t have much money, implying that they were destitute, when in fact they had over $130,000 at their disposal.
George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara had requested that Zimmerman be re-released on $150,000 bond, while the prosecution wanted him held until trial.
It is not clear how long it will take for Zimmerman to arrange bond.
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