Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español
Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español

Main Office:
6099 Stirling Road, Ste 217
Davie, FL 33314

Broward Office:
1327 SE 2nd Ave.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Dade Office:
By Appointment Only
Miami, FL

Judge Believes Zimmerman Was Going to Jump Bail With Other People’s Money

Judge Kenneth R. Lester said Thursday that George Zimmerman appeared to be preparing to flee when he transferred funds out of his name just before his bond hearing. However, his plan could never be put into action. The judge overseeing George Zimmerman’s murder trial wrote a lengthy eight-page order Thursday that set bail at $1 million and claimed the former neighborhood watch volunteer plotted a life on the run. Judge Lester ordered Zimmerman to remain in Seminole County, doing away with the unique perk that had allowed Zimmerman to await trial in hiding out of state before his initial bail was revoked. The defense team had to explain in a three-hour hearing last week why someone would stash a second passport and $135,000 if it wasn’t to jump bail.He rejected the defense argument that Zimmerman, 28, was young and confused when he instructed his wife, in jailhouse phone conversations, to transfer all the funds he raised online out of his name and allowed her to lie about it under oath at his initial bond hearing. Unfortunately for Zimmerman, he still faces a second-degree murder trial for shooting Trayvon to death on Feb. 26. Zimmerman claims he shot the unarmed Miami Gardens teen in self defense that cost him a broken nose. Do you think this could potentially hurt Zimmerman’s case? For more information go to the Miami Herald.

Related Posts