George Zimmerman's attorney asks for modified bond terms

3:29 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - The attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is asking the judge in the case to modify his bond conditions.

Mark O'Mara filed a motion late Wednesday asking that George Zimmerman be allowed to leave Seminole County. In granting Zimmerman $1 million bond release last month, Judge Kenneth Lester mandated that he remain in the county of the February shooting.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

O'Mara argues that the mandate is interfering with Zimmerman's ability to contribute to his defense. Due to safety concerns, Zimmerman is living in hiding.

Lester revoked Zimmerman's original $150,000 bond in June, which did not have the same living restrictions, after he ruled that Zimmerman and his wife had misled the court about their financial status.

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