New bond hearing scheduled for George Zimmerman

Published On: Jun 06 2012 05:25:47 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 07 2012 09:10:55 AM EDT

As first reported by Local 6, a new bond hearing for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been scheduled.

Attorney Mark O'Mara told Local 6 News on Wednesday that the hearing was set for June 29, a move confirmed Thursday morning by the court.

O'Mara had originally planned to file a motion for Zimmerman's second hearing on Monday, but delayed it because of Judge Kenneth Lester's absence this week and other scheduling conflicts.

Zimmerman returned to jail Sunday because his $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors claimed he and his wife, Shellie, deceived the court during an April bond hearing.

At the hearing, Shellie Zimmerman testified that the couple had limited funds for bail because she was a full-time student and her husband wasn't working. Prosecutors say Zimmerman actually had raised $135,000 in donations from a website he created.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Martin during a confrontation in a Sanford gated community where Zimmerman lived. He's pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.

Watch Local 6 for more on this story.


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