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Zimmerman's Second Bond Hearing is Scheduled for Friday

By: AP, Eyewitness News Email
By: AP, Eyewitness News Email

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The neighborhood watch leader charged with killing Trayvon Martin is getting another chance to convince a judge to let him out on bond.

George Zimmerman is in jail awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge for the fatal February shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond in April, but the judge revoked the bond after prosecutors presented evidence that Zimmerman and his wife had misled the court about how much money they had.

He has a second bond hearing Friday. WCTV spoke with Ben Crump, the attorney for the Martin Family about the hearing.

"Everyone is waiting with baited breath to see the message the judge is going to send. He already sent a strong message that you can't lie in court and can't be held accountable. So tomorrow will be an important day for a lot of reasons," says Crump

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester could decide during a hearing to release Zimmerman on bond or keep him in jail until his trial.


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