The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says he will file a motion for a second bond hearing on Monday.
Zimmerman arrived at the Seminole County jail in a white van about 1:45 p.m. Sunday after Judge Kenneth Lester revoked his bond two days earlier 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.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, says he will file a motion on Monday for a second bond hearing for Zimmerman in hopes of getting his client out of jail again.
But court officials tell Local 6 they haven't received any documents from O'Mara and no hearings will be scheduled in Lester's division this week, because of a "planned absence."
O'Mara posted on Zimmerman's defense website, GZLegalCase.com on Monday, saying that, "Zimmerman has been forthright and cooperative. He has twice surrendered himself to law enforcement when asked to do so, and this should demonstrate that Mr. Zimmerman is not a flight risk. He has also complied with all conditions of his release, including curfew, keeping in touch with his supervising officers, and maintaining his GPS monitoring, without violation."
Local 6 legal analyst Luis Calderon says that he doesn't believe Lester will grant bond.
"Judge Lester has put his foot down and is not going to tolerate misrepresentations, my opinion is he (Zimmerman) will not be given a bond," Calderon said.
But Calderon says he thinks Lester will grant a bond hearing because he wants an explanation from Zimmerman and his wife.
"Realistically, it would be his only shot at getting his bond reinstated," he said. Calderon said even though another bond hearing could possibly put Zimmerman's wife in jail, it's a necessity.
"I think those issues could be skirted in the bond hearing," Calderon said.
O'Mara appeared on CBS This Morning, but he didn't defend his client or his client's wife, Shellie Zimmerman. When asked if there was tension with his client, O'Mara denied it.
"No there's no tension," O'Mara said. "Certainly there's some frustration with realizing that what was I truly believe an oversight or at least a mistake that they made has now truly come to bear on Mr. Zimmerman directly with his incarceration."
O'Mara said he knows Lester is unhappy with Zimmerman, as indicated at the evidence hearing on Friday, where Lester found that Zimmerman misled the court on his finances during a bail hearing that allowed his release on $150,000 bond. O'Mara said several days later that he had discovered his client had raised more than $200,000 from a website, with $135,000 available -- but that wasn't disclosed at the bond hearing.
"We feel the failure to disclose these funds was caused by fear, mistrust, and confusion. The gravity of this mistake has been distinctly illustrated, and Mr. Zimmerman understands that this mistake has undermined his credibility, which he will have to work to repair," O'Mara said on his site.
Prosecutors accused Shelley Zimmerman of misleading the court during the first bond hearing when she testified that both she and George didn't know how much money they had in the PayPal account from donations.
"I think the family made a mistake. I think it was out of fear and frustration with having their life turned completely upside down and not having a good level of trust with anyone they were dealing with," O'Mara said "But I think they realize it was a mistake.They look forward to the opportunity to clear that up with Judge Lester."
O'Mara wouldn't tell CBS exactly what Zimmerman's explanation would be, saying that Zimmerman is saving that for the judge directly.
"Judge Lester gave us all a very strong single that he and he alone will run the courtroom and everyone is going to tell the truth," O'Mara said. "So I'm certain that not only the Zimmerman family but all other witnesses that come before Judge Lester had better tell the truth and nothing but the truth to be treated fairly."
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