During a bond hearing last week, George Zimmerman, the man charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, took the stand and claimed he was broke and indigent. The judge released him on a $150,000 bond.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara asked the state of Florida to pay his legal fees since his client could not get a job.
Now O’Mara says Zimmerman raised $200,000 in donations from the public through a website that he set up to solicit donations. The website has since been taken down.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon’s family, said George Zimmerman can’t be trusted, and he will ask for Zimmerman’s bond to be revoked.
In an exclusive interview with ABC 27, Crump said “He sat there and engaged in wilful ignorance when he took the stand and offered that insincere apology. He never once said anything about this critical matter the court was trying to figure out so they could base his bond amount.”
Crump explained, “He knew all along that his website raised 200,000 dollars. And had he told the court everybody who knows the criminal justice system would have conceaded that bond would have been higher.”
Crump says this proves that George Zimmerman is not a man of high character.
Crump believes, “George Zimmerman has deecieved everybody. The real George Zimmerman is a person who misleads and manipulates. We think everyone is starting to find out his character the more this goes on.”