George Zimmerman

Zimmerman delays filing for new bond hearing


ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — An attorney for the U.S. man charged with killing an unarmed black teen in a case that raised national questions about race and self-defense laws is delaying his request for a new bond hearing.

George Zimmerman’s attorney said on his legal team’s website Tuesday that he would put off filing the motion. He offered no further explanation.

Attorney Mark O’Mara says a new bond hearing won’t take place for several weeks — during which time Zimmerman will stay in jail.

Zimmerman returned to jail on Sunday, two days after his $150,000 bond was revoked. Prosecutors say Zimmerman and his wife misled a judge about how much money they had to put up for the bond.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

MIKE SCHNEIDER

Source: AP

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