New bond hearing set for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman
Thursday 07 June 2012
A new bond hearing is set for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood
watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black
The hearing is set for 29 June in a case that raised national questions about race and self-defense laws.
Zimmerman returned to jail Sunday when his $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors claimed he and his wife, Shellie, deceived the court during an April bond hearing. 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 Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in a gated community where Zimmerman lived. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law.
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