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George Zimmerman returns to Florida for jail after judge revokes bond

Attorney for man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin says client will turn himself in after judge found he lied about finances

Richard Luscombe in Miami and Matt Williams in New York
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 3 June 2012 09.24 EDT



George Zimmerman as he was lead into a Seminole County courtroom for his bond hearing in April. Photograph: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images

George Zimmerman has returned to Florida to turn himself in to police after having his bond revoked, a lawyer for the self-appointed neighbourhood watchman has said.

His attorney Mark O'Mara announced on his website early Sunday that his client who had been residing at an undisclosed location out of fear of reprisals was now back in Florida ahead of the deadline imposed by Judge Kenneth Lester Jr on Friday. Lester revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bail after ruling that the defendant lied about money raised on a private website.

The state attorney prosecuting Zimmerman, 28, for the second-degree murder of Martin during a confrontation in Sanford on 26 February insisted he had $135,000 in his defence fund, yet claimed at a bond hearing in April that he was penniless.

"Does your client get to sit there like a potted plant and lead the court down the primrose path?" an angry Lester asked Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, at Friday's hearing.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/03/george-zimmerman-returns-to-florida?newsfeed=true

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