Skip to comments.Florida judge revokes bond for Trayvon Martin killer
Posted on 06/03/2012 4:42:44 AM PDT by marktwain
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday revoked bail for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, and ordered him to surrender within 48 hours.
The bail revocation came after prosecutors accused Zimmerman of withholding one of his two valid passports and said his wife did not tell the court about money donated for his legal defense.
Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. granted the prosecution motion to revoke the $150,000 bond Zimmerman put up in April to get out of jail while awaiting trial.
Zimmerman, 28, was given 48 hours to surrender to the Seminole County Sheriff.
The order was a surprising twist in a murder case that has riveted the United States and sparked widespread debate over guns, self-defense laws and U.S. race relations.
Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, told Reuters after the hearing that he would request another bond hearing for Zimmerman after he complies with the order to surrender.
The whereabouts of Zimmerman have been unknown since his release from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County after he spent 11 nights there in April. His lawyer has declined to discuss his location or living arrangements, citing death threats and fears about his security.
Zimmerman, who has a white father and mother from Peru, is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin as the teenager walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26.
Police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman, citing Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, but the special prosecutor who was subsequently appointed charged Zimmerman with murder. He has pleaded not guilty and said he fired in self-defense.
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Can the Libstream Media lies get any more extreme than this?
He’s got to go to prison...NBCs and the Obama administrations’ reputation are on the line...as much of it as they have left.
This is a political prosecution. If Zimmerman gets off there will be wall-to-wall national riots...politicians understand this.
He’s going to be put away for a long time.
Talk about an inflammatory headline.
What race is his mother (not stated)? Would not fit Obozo's planned script if he were also a minority. You know racism is the only card they have to play. Remember, Obozo's mother was "white", and his father (whoever he really is) is "black".
I so despise the press. They are the worst enemy this nation has.
A political prisoner, pure and simple. A human sacrifice for the god of political correctness.
The leftist aka progressives hate self defense laws. They take power away from them.
According to the CIA Factbook, Peru is:
Since his mother is from Perú, she is probably mostly of Inca descent with some Spanish. This would depend on her social scale back home Upper class..mostly white. Middle to lower class, from some to a lot of Inca.
Where the “brothers” will give him a death sentence.
“Zimmerman... is charged with ruthlessly hunting down and brutally murdering the 17-year-old unarmed and defenseless Martin as the child walked through a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26
OMG! That headline is so pejorative! As the actual article says . . . watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder. . . See not actually a convicted killer, least not in the eyes of everyone. I dont know, seems a little like pandering. Or, perhaps, theyd like to influence your view! Yeah, just what we need, more free and open press coverage! What a load of dis-service to the public and Mr. Zimmerman and the Martins!
I just read your post after I posted my remarks.
(One can say I just added a little further information on to yours.)
Can the judge's order be appealed?
Just a hilarious thought...but maybe not so hilarious:
He was probably speaking in broken Spanish (since he was raised in the U.S. away from the Spanish language), and the idiots thought it was some kind of WWII Codebraker talk.
Codebraker = Codebreaker
I can’t believe I made this awful mistake.
Looks like a judge needs to be “Travoned”
Yes- with any other defendant, they would stick the word ‘allegedly’ in front of the description of the crime.
I never thought I’d see the day when the US courts were more interested in pandering to special interest groups than in meting out justice, freeing the innocent and punishing the guilty. It’s a disgrace.
A free nation needs a free press, Our is no longer free, it has been taken over by Socialists and liberals.
It has become our worst enemy.
The prosecution is upset that their evidence is so weak and hope that by denying him bail or setting it so high that they can compel him into a plea bargain.
"5-7 Zimmerman... is charged with fatally shooting 6-3 Martin as the teenager straddled him on the ground, pummelling his face with his fists, banging his head on the concrete, breaking his nose, blackening his eyes, bruising his face, threatening to kill him as Zimmerman cried out for help, in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, on February 26."
There -- fixed it. When will they ever get it right.
Supposedly the next thing on the agenda is a Stand Your Ground Hearing in front of the judge in a few weeks. This whole nightmare could end for him at that hearing. All the judge has to do is look at the forensic evidence already available and acquit him on the incontrovertible facts.
“cheap with a capital P” = Leftist Propaganda
Yes, it certainly does.
They are playing games with Zimmerman, trying to prove that he lied about what he had in his coffers. He and his wife did not know when asked that they had $200,000 that would have been promised on his web site. It was not there when he was asked about his finances. Nor was it there when his wife was asked.
For the purpose of trying to railroad him to satisfy the screamers, they are trying to defame him.
This is the Sanford, Florida Police Website.
Look on left side of page and click:
* Sanford Career Criminals
* Do You Know Me?
* Crop..Criminal Repeat Offender
Barbara Liston is evil for using this headline.
Even on FR we knew about the funds being raised. It's baffling the lawyer didn't and the court wasn't informed.
This does him no good where there's certainly a "media battle."
If you accept the definition of nigger as "a lazy and ignorant person" then I would have to decipher the above as "someone whose laziness and ignorance knows no bounds."
That won't happen; here's why:
By admitting that the incident qualified for "Stand Your Ground" the state then admits that the prosecutor in fact ignored the law and prosecuted the incident anyway. This opens the state up to multiple challenges to its authority, which cannot be allowed, therefore the judge must consider that the case cannot be an instance of "Stand Your Ground" because "if it was the prosecution could not prosecute it, that the prosecution is pursuing it is proof that it does not qualify."
this is actually how the legal system works. I have been looking into challenging a clearly contra-constitutional State Statute which, surprise surprise, I cannot do unless I violate it (in order to gain standing), this in turn means that I have to implicitly acknowledge the statute (because it would be a plainly willful disobedience) and its authority, thereby destroying the argument that the statute was never of any valid authority in the first place.
It is even better than that. As I understand it, the criteria is "the preponderance of the evidence" is enough to drop charges, release him, and immunize him from any civil damages.
Sane people might think that the evidence already seen by the public is enough to do that...