Zimmerman Jailhouse Calls: Couple Knew They’d Raised $135K When Pleading Poverty At Bond Hearing

Source: AP / CBS News

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jailhouse calls show that former Florida neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman, who’s accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts before he was initially released on bond.

The calls made public by prosecutors Monday could play a crucial role in George Zimmerman’s second bond hearing next week.

Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond in April, several days after the jailhouse calls. At his bond hearing, his wife, Shellie, testified that she didn’t know how much money had been raised from a website created for his legal defense and that the couple had virtually no money to pay Zimmerman’s high bail.

However, prosecutors say the calls show George and Shellie Zimmerman knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by the site.

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  • robjh1

    Another twist and turn.