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Attorney: George Zimmerman second bond motion delayed

10:25 AM, Jun 5, 2012   |    comments
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SANFORD, Florida (WKMG) -- The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, said he is delaying the filing of a motion asking for a second bond hearing for his client.

Attorney Mark O'Mara said originally he would file the motion on Monday. O'Mara posted a statement on his defense website, GZLegalCase.com, on Tuesday saying "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."

Court officials told our sister station WKMG Local 6 on Monday that no hearings will be scheduled in JUdge Kenneth Lester's division this week, because of a "planned absence."

Zimmerman arrived at the Seminole County jail in a white van about 1:45 p.m. Sunday after Judge Kenneth Lester revoked his bond two days earlier at a hearing concerning the release of more evidence. Under Lester's ruling, Zimmerman had to turn himself in by Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

O'Mara said he knows Lester is unhappy with Zimmerman, as indicated at the evidence hearing on Friday, where Lester found that Zimmerman misled the court on his finances during a bail hearing that allowed his release on $150,000 bond. O'Mara said several days later that he had discovered his client had raised more than $200,000 from a website, with $135,000 available -- but that wasn't disclosed at the bond hearing.

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