Skip to comments.Judge sets George Zimmerman's bond at $1M
Posted on 07/05/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT by jakerobins
SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman, the man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin, was granted $1 million bond Thursday morning.
A second bond hearing in the George Zimmerman case was held Friday morning. More
In his ruling, Judge Kenneth Lester scoffed at the notion Zimmerman was confused at the time of his first bond hearing.
Lester said Zimmerman was "manipulating the system to his own benefit."
Zimmerman spent the 4th of July holiday behind bars after the judge could not come to a decision on whether to grand him bond at a hearing Friday.
Lester said he considered everything he heard at Zimmerman's bond hearing last Friday, and would make a decision Thursday. He decided $1 million was a fair amount.
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How about considering the evidence which is all contrary to the state's case..
Did you even watch the hearing on the 29th???
Z’s misstep is somewhat excusable because of how difficult it is to keep a cool head in the situation he was in, but he put the Judge in a spot where he’d look like a complete nancy if he overlooked those things and cut him loose gratis.
I haven’t had that much experience with the legal system, but what little I do have suggests that if there is one way to piss a Judge off its to put him/her in a position that “the court” looks like a patsy for helping you.
I want to see this end with the prosecutors disbarred and the charges thrown out as much as anyone, but if its going to happen it’ll be after the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted.
Maybe Casey Anthony can help scrape up some money for him. After all, SHE’S FREE. What a travesty for him to be sitting in a jail cell on the 4th of July, wondering WTF has happened to America. Being Hispanic, punished as a white, overcharged by a scared female ‘Republican’ prosecutor who threatens those who question her decisions.. I’m with you, George. America is indeed F***KED UP.
The low-speed lynching continues.
Does anyone know what Zimmerman and his wife do for a living? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it reported. I think the bail has a lot to do with income as well as cash on hand. This bail seems high, unless he’s a millionaire.
Again I say follow the dots. He will be convicted because the justice dept is not about fair & legal results. This is the USSR. This is a banana republic. This is no land of the free.
I'm sure that's the plan.
Just another excuse to put a Latino in prison.
Here is the court order:
Agreed. The people are responsible.
The other website...
has updates and hearing exhibits
“So to get out of jail he has to use $100,000 of his $211,000 defense fund which he will never see back. Thanks, Judge Lester.”
Surprised Judge Lester didn’t set it at $2,110,000. That would exactly deplete the defense fund, which is the obvious intent here. They really really really want to force a plea deal so they don’t have to try this turkey. If Zimmerman can stand it, he should stay in jail, pay his attorneys and shove this case back down their throats.
I assume you mean Claire Wolfe, who wrote, “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
Clair Wolf (a male) is suspected of trying to blow up his sister in July 2010. As an aside, I must admit I’d be tempted to go out on a bombing spree if my first name was “Clair.” Maybe you meant this guy?
Yes I did. And he obviously disagreed with the defense atty’s take on the evidence.
In fact, I think there is a decent chance he will dismiss the case after a Stand Your Ground hearing.
I’m not a lawyer, don’t play one and not really versed in the legal system. However, imo, GZ harmed any chance of getting a dismissal when he misled the judge in the bond hearing. That makes his word useless and he’s the only one the Judge could rely on as to what actually happened. Mislead me once, I’ll not trust your word in the future.
Now a jury may make a total different assessment in a trial. JMO.
If I had the spare cash lying around, I'd post bond for Zimmerman, as he doesn't seem like much of a flight risk. That is what the government tells us the purpose of bail is for right? To make sure the accused will show up in court? If it's real purpose is just to punish someone for being accused of a crime, they should just say so, and quit trying to claim otherwise. Even $150k bail is excessive unless the defendant can post the bond without having to borrow it from a bail bondsman. Otherwise, it's merely a tax of $15k that the defendant cannot recover.
The judge has decided to raise this tax to $100k apparently because $15k wasn't enough of a punishment for someone who it's pretty obvious will be vigorously defending himself in court.
Also, Zimmerman’s atty’s partner was on HLN earlier and he said this was an appropriate bail considering the circumstances.
He really is trying to compel a plea deal. His attorney should immediately file for an SYG hearing and get this thing on.