George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, turned himself in on Sunday, following the revoking of his bond.
Zimmerman arrived to the Seminole County jail in a white van about 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
As he exited the vehicle, Zimmerman remained silent when asked by journalists whether he lied about his finances.
Zimmerman was in the public's view for just 15 seconds, wearing tennis shoes, blue jeans, a long sleeve plaid shirt, and handcuffs as two Seminole County deputies escorted him inside.
Afterward, Zimmerman's, attorney Mark O'Mara said his client spent the weekend traveling very far.
"He's solemn, obviously, he's worried continually about his safety," said O'Mara. "Having to come out of hiding is a concern of his, but I think he also realizes the judge's concerns."
Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's bond on Friday at a hearing concerning the release of more evidence. Under Lester’s ruling, Zimmerman had to turn himself in by Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Prosecutors say Zimmerman misled the court on his finances during a bail hearing that allowed his release on $150,000 bond. Zimmerman's attorney said several days later that he had discovered his client had raised more than $200,000 from a website with $135,000 available. That money wasn't disclosed at the bond hearing.
Prosecutors also obtained phone records that appear to show the couple discussing tens of thousands of dollars prior to the hearing.
Lester also ruled on Friday that more evidence will be reviewed, redacted and released. Several media outlets sought the release of the evidence, prompting the hearing.
Zimmerman went into hiding in the weeks after the shooting amid an impassioned debate about the case, and his exact whereabouts since he initially bonded out of jail remain unclear. O'Mara says Zimmerman has had significant threats against his life.
Meanwhile, Zimmerman's credibility could become an issue at trial after Lester says Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain a bond.
"There is a credibility question that now needs to be rehabilitated by explaining away what they were thinking when they did what they did and that's what happened and we'll address it," said O'Mara.
While O'Mara did not say how they would explain the finances to the judge, he is hopeful Zimmerman will be granted a new bond hearing.
"I think that the explanation or apology should go directly to the person who deserves it, and in this case, it's Judge Lester," said O'Mara.
O'Mara said he will file a motion for a new bond hearing on Monday. Based on statute, O'Mara said he believes Zimmerman is still entitled to bond, but it will ultimately be up to the judge.
O'Mara also said his client is very concerned about his wife. He says the judge may hold her in contempt of court, but as far as perjury charges go, that would be up to prosecutors.
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the February shooting. He says he shot Martin in self-defense because the unarmed 17-year-old was beating him up after confronting Zimmerman about following him in a gated community outside Orlando.
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