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Man in George Zimmerman case returned to jail

Judge revokes bond for Matthew Apperson

Matthew Apperson.
Matthew Apperson.


SANFORD, Fla. – A man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a traffic encounter in Central Florida returned to jail Friday.

Matthew Apperson was charged with attempted second-degree murder after the incident in May in Lake Mary. Zimmerman was not injured in the shooting.

Apperson was released on bond and was under GPS monitoring while awaiting trial, but Apperson was arrested again and charged with disorderly conduct in June for allegedly urinating on a neighbor's door.

"This is a lot of litigation over a human bladder," said Apperson's attorney Michael LaFay in court. "But it's definitely serious." 

The hearing was supposed to last 15 minutes, but after two hours, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson revoked Apperson's bond for violating the terms of his pretrial release. He was taken into custody.

"For the state attorney's office to go forward on this in misdemeanor court with the grand agenda to get an advantage in the felony case is wrong," LaFay told Local 6.

Zimmerman was acquitted two years ago in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. That case sparked protests and a national debate about race relations.

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