George Zimmerman Back in Court to Ask for Bond

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed the unarmed Trayvon Martin in a case that has sparked national interest, was back in court today. This time, Zimmerman asked a Florida judge to release him from prison on bail. The judge did not issue a decision and is still weighing the evidence presented, according to the Associated Press.

Zimmerman has been in prison while awaiting trial for the killing of Martin after Judge Kenneth Lester ruled that Zimmerman and his wife misled the court on how much money they had. Judge Lester ordered Zimmerman back to jail after Zimmerman’s wife Shellie testified to the court that she had limited funds to pay for his bail, but neglected to mention the $135,000 they had raised from a PayPal account. His wife has been charged with perjury.

Other developments related to the case also played out during today’s hearing. ABC News reports:

George Zimmerman's father listened to frantic howls for help overheard in a 911 call today and told a Florida courtroom that the voice "was absolutely George's..."

The parents of Trayvon Martin insist that the voice calling for help that their son.

Earlier in the hearing, a member of a Sanford, Fla., ambulance crew told a court that Zimmerman's head, including his moustache and beard, were covered in blood after the shooting of Martin.

AlterNet / By Alex Kane

Posted at June 29, 2012, 6:55am

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