Judge Debra Nelson denied a motion this morning to modify the conditions of George Zimmerman‘s release after his attorneys argued their client has complied with GPS monitoring and residency restrictions but deserves to be free due to safety concerns.
Zimmerman, accused of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, had asked Circuit Judge Debra Nelson to remove him from court-ordered GPS monitoring, and to force prosecutors to turn over more records from state and federal investigations of the shooting.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara argued his client should not be subject to the constraints of a previous court, referring to Judge Kenneth Lester who placed the restrictions after finding Zimmerman lied about his finances at an earlier bond hearing.
Zimmerman’s security, O’Mara said, should supersede the previous judge’s frustrations especially since new evidence was released suggesting that Zimmerman should not be found guilty.
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