George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin shooter asks judge for bond again


ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A U.S. judge will decide whether to set a second bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in a case that set off nationwide protests.

The judge on Friday will consider whether George Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community. Zimmerman also will have to persuade the judge he won’t be deceptive again.

The judge revoked Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond earlier this month when prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had.

The 44 days between the fatal shooting and Zimmerman’s arrest inspired nationwide protests over race and self-defense laws. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old’s death.

Source: AP

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