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Zimmerman ordered back to jail

Friday, June 01, 2012 - 01:34

June 1 - A judge revoked bail for George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with second-degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. Deborah Gembara reports.

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The man charged with killing Trayvon Martin, a black unarmed teenager, is headed back to jail. A Florida Circuit Court judge revoked George Zimmerman's bail on Friday. Judge Kenneth Lester. SOUNDBITE: Judge Kenneth Lester saying: "I find that good evidence based on the material misrepresentation that the court relied upon. I order him to surrender himself within 48 hours to the sheriff of Seminole County." The judge said Zimmerman was not straightforward about his finances at his bond hearing. He also said the former neighborhood watch captain failed to hand over his passport or to disclose he had a second passport. Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara called it a misunderstanding. SOUNDBITE: George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara saying: "I think Judge Lester is concerned that the Zimmerman wasn't being as straight forward as he wants them to come in person and explain that to him. We will certainly give them and the court that opportunity. Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family said the judge's perception that Zimmerman misled the court --- underscores concerns about the former neighborhood watch captain's account of the evening. SOUNDBITE: Trayvon Martin's family attorney Benjamin Crump saying: "The credibility is the issue and we think today's ruling is the most important ruling in the entire case." Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder and has claimed he acted in self defense. Deborah Gembara, Reuters

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Zimmerman ordered back to jail

Friday, June 01, 2012 - 01:34