George Zimmerman's attorney files bond motion

Mark O'Mara says Zimmerman should get bond.

Published On: Jun 25 2012 09:53:44 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2012 03:28:53 PM EDT
George Zimmerman eyes closed
SANFORD, Fla. -

The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, has filed a motion to set reasonable bond on Monday.

Zimmerman's bond hearing is still set for Friday, according to the bond motion. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, filed the motion for his client to be out on bond because Zimmerman has "no criminal convictions, no history of failing to appear at court proceedings and has significant ties to the community as evidence at his initial bond hearing."

Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond in April at his first bond hearing. Shortly after, the court found that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, misled the court at the hearing. At his bond hearing Shellie Zimmerman testified that she didn't know how much money had been raised from a website created for his legal defense.

But four days before his April 20 bond hearing, Zimmerman spoke to Shellie Zimmerman on the phone as she was at the credit union and in the presence of a credit union representative, according to the calls. Through the phone, Zimmerman asked specific questions about how much money was in the account and directed the transfer of the funds from a PayPal account to his wife' account.

She was arrested two weeks ago on perjury charges.

"Mr. Zimmerman's failure to advise the court of the existence of the donated funds at the initial bail hearing was wrong and Mr. Zimmerman accepts responsibility for his part in allowing the Court to be misled as to his true financial circumstances," the motion reads. "Mr. Zimmerman should be granted bail and will abide by the conditions imposed by the Court."

O'Mara wrote on his defense website, GZLegalCase.com that he filed the motion in advance of the scheduled hearing.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Martin, who was shot and killed Feb. 26 in Sanford. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.