Trayvon Martin shooting case - George Zimmerman's lawyer says client should be released

8:27 AM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, FL (AP) - George Zimmerman's attorney says the jailed neighborhood watch volunteer poses no threat to the community and should be released a second time on bail.

The attorney asked in a motion released Monday that Zimmerman be granted bond for a second time as he awaits a second-degree murder charge for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

He was granted a $150,000 bond last April but it was revoked earlier this month after prosecutors accused Zimmerman and his wife of misleading the court about how much money they had raised from a website to pay for his legal fees.

A second bond hearing is set for Friday. Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, was charged with making a false statement because of her testimony at the bond hearing.

Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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