Sun Jun 3, 2012, 10:51 AM
Omaha Steve (37,573 posts)
Attorney: Zimmerman back in Fla. for surrender
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By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman has returned to Florida and will turn himself in to authorities by Sunday's deadline after a judge revoked his bond in the Trayvon Martin case, an attorney said.
Attorney Mark O'Mara announced Zimmerman's return on his website Sunday, saying Zimmerman arrived late Saturday evening. Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, was ordered by a judge Friday to return to jail.
The press release on the website said the deadline for his surrender is 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The judge revoked Zimmerman's bond, suggesting he and his wife had not been honest about their finances. During a bond hearing in April, the couple had indicated they had limited funds. But prosecutors say Zimmerman had raised thousands through a website he had set up for his legal defense.
Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120603/D9V5MQ4G0.html
In this April 20, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, answers a question from attorney Mark O'Mara during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. A judge on Friday, June 1, 2012 revoked Zimmerman's bond and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 available that had been raised by a website he set up. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool, File)
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