George Zimmerman surrenders, back in custody


Jail officials said Zimmerman was booked into the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Fla. at about 1:25 p.m. ET, over an hour earlier than his 2:30 p.m. ET deadline. Authorities said he is being held under a no-bail status. They said he will have a single-cell arrangement, just as he had during his prior incarceration.

The judge revoked Zimmerman's bond on Friday, suggesting that he and his wife had lied to the court about their finances to get a lower bond. During a bond hearing in April, the couple had indicated they had limited funds. But prosecutors say Zimmerman had raised thousands through a website he had set up for his legal defense.

According to a press release posted on O'Mara's website, Zimmerman's legal team said they will ask for a new bond hearing to address those concerns, and that they hope Zimmerman's voluntary surrender will show he is not a flight risk. Furthermore, the money Zimmerman has raised is in an independent trust and cannot be directly accessed by Zimmerman or his attorneys.

Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, claims he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense under Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law, because the teen was attacking him. He says Martin confronted him about being followed in a gated community outside Orlando.

Legal experts say Zimmerman's credibility could become an issue at trial, since the case hinges on jurors believing Zimmerman's account of what happened the night in February when Martin was killed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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