Transcript of Shellie Zimmerman’s testimony
Just read her testimony. The judge asked her about the web site and she said she didn’t know how much money had been contributed. When asked who would know she said her brother. For THIS they are charging her with perjury???? WTF. Sounds like total BS to me.
all this judge's questioning about family finance was for the judge to set a bond
Now....is bond supposed to be based on family assets?
Or on the severity of a crime and the risk that the defendant will flee before trials????
Does this judge routinely ask the black folks that come before him if their extended family will pool assets to make bond?
Zimmerman turned himself in and showed no signs of being a flight risk (even though his life is in jeopardy). He was fully cooperative with the judge.
I can understand a young family that had just lost everything - their jobs, their home, their safety, living in hiding - to consider themselves “indigent” - not knowing what was their means of support aside from using this newly-established fund to pay the lawyer bills in a desparate effort to keep Zimmerman out of jail and save his life
The lawyer was in process of taking over this fund or did so within days of this court appearance, since it was growing so fast