According to Zimmerman’s defense website, O’Mara said a hearing will not be scheduled for a couple of weeks, and he plans to file the motion well in advance of the hearing.
Zimmerman returned to the Seminole County jail around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon following the revocation of his bond during a Friday hearing with Judge Kenneth Lester.
Zimmerman had only been out of jail a little more than six weeks after being charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on April 11.
Judge Lester set Zimmerman’s bond at $150,000 after he and his family testified during a bond hearing that the family had little access to funds. Specifically he and his wife Shellie Zimmerman both said they had no money.
It was learned shortly after the bond hearing that Zimmerman had raised more than $200,000 through an account on his website, www.TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com.
Furthermore during a hearing on Friday Assistant State Attorney Bernie De Le Rionda presented evidence that Zimmerman and his wife spoke about the funds in the account while Zimmerman was in jail.
“This court was mislead to believe they didn’t have a single penny,” said De La Rionda. “I don’t know what other words to use other than it was a blatant lie.”
O’Mara argued that regardless of Zimmerman’s actions about the funds, his disclosed their existence five days after the hearing during his first conversation with his defense.
On George Zimmerman’s defense website, www.GZLegalCase.com, O’Mara wrote today, “We feel the failure to disclose these funds was caused by fear, mistrust and confusion… Mr. Zimmerman understands that mistake has undermined his credibility, which he will have to work to repair.”
During the Friday hearing De La Rioinda also presented evidence that Zimmerman had a second passport he had not turned into the court. According to the motion to revoke bond filed by De La Rionda, Zimmerman told his wife to hold onto the second passport during another jail phone call.
Judge Lester made the decision to revoke Zimmerman’s bond stating he and his wife had misrepresented their financial standing. He also stated Zimmerman would have a chance in the future to explain himself, however no court date has been set.
After turning himself in Sunday, Zimmerman will remain in the Seminole County jail in administrative confinement until a second bond hearing is scheduled.
O’Mara wrote, “While Mr. Zimmerman acknowledges that he allowed his financial situation to be misstated in court, the defense will emphasize that in all other regards, Mr. Zimmerman has been forthright and cooperative.”
O’Mara noted that Zimmerman has given voluntary statements to police, twice surrendered himself to law enforcement and complied with all the conditions of his first release including maintaining contact with law enforcement and wearing a GPS monitoring devise.