George Zimmerman’s attorneys have decided to delay filing a motion for a bond hearing one day after blaming Trayvon Martin’s supporters for his bad behavior.
In a brief message posted on their website, Zimmerman’s lawyers wrote:
Mr. Zimmerman’s legal defense team has decided to delay filing a motion for bond. A hearing will not be scheduled for a couple of weeks, and we will file a the motion well in advance of the hearing.
A judge revoked Zimmerman’s bond last week for lying about $155,000 in public donations that he knew he had before he told the court he was penniless.
The state attorney’s office has audio of Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, conspiring to hide the donations from the court.
The delay in filing a motion for a bond means the Zimmerman, 28, will sit in a Seminole County jail for another 2-weeks, probably so the now portly defendant can lose weight again to appear innocent and less threatening to the public and to the courts.
On Monday, Zimmerman’s lawyers shamefully blamed Trayvon Martin’s supporters for Zimmerman’s lying.
The audio recordings of Mr. Zimmerman’s phone conversations while in jail make it clear that Mr. Zimmerman knew a significant sum had been raised by his original fundraising website. We feel the failure to disclose these funds was caused by fear, mistrust, and confusion. The gravity of this mistake has been distinctly illustrated, and Mr. Zimmerman understands that this mistake has undermined his credibility, which he will have to work to repair.
At the point of the bond hearing, Mr. Zimmerman had been driven from his home and neighborhood, could not go to work, his wife could not go back to a finish her nursing degree, his mother and father had been driven from their home, and he had been thrust into the national spotlight as a racist murderer by factions acting with their own agendas. None of those allegations have been supported by the discovery released to date, yet the hatred continues.
*(bold emphasis mine)
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