According to a recent report from the Miami Herald, a Circuit Judge has ruled that murder suspect Zimmerman attempted to flee the scene with money that he raised from donations from those who believe that he is innocent. Zimmerman’s bail has been set at $1 million and he was ordered to remain in Seminole County while he awaits his murder trial. While the court suspects that the suspect fully intended to make a run for it, he was stalled because of an electronic monitoring device on his ankle. Despite the device, Zimmerman had stored up a significant amount of money for his escape, and was prepared to avoid the courts at the first opportunity.
Zimmerman’s defense attorney asserts that Zimmerman’s newly raised bond was not a punishment, but was a way to allay the courts concern that the defendant wanted to flee. Before this ruling, Zimmerman was free on a $150,000 bail. However, he was placed back in prison earlier last month because of a discrepancy about how much money he had in his possession. His attorney said that he had “misinformed” the courts about the amount of money he owned, though the courts are declared that he lied about the issue outright.
According to his conversations in the jail, he told his wife that she needed to transfer his funds to various accounts. The woman did as she was told, and has been convicted of perjury in the case because of her actions. As well, Zimmerman talked to his wife about the whereabouts of his second passport, supposedly in an effort to secure the passport for his escape. Zimmerman is currently awaiting his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a case that has been heavily covered by news stations. If you have been convicted of attempting to flee trial or are involved in a murder case, you want representation that you can trust. Talk to someone at Parker & Braxton, P.A., to secure an attorney who can fight for you.