How Will Accusations That George Zimmerman Lied About His Finances Impact His Case?
George Zimmerman, who faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin, is back in jail after the judge in the case revoked his bond. This after Zimmerman and his wife, Shelly, were accused by the prosecution of lying about their finances at Zimmerman’s bond hearing by failing to disclose money that they raised from an online website.
When asked during Zimmerman’s bond hearing on April 20 if the couple had any other assets that could be liquidated in order to pay his bond, Shelly Zimmerman testified that there were none that she was aware of. Yet on April 16, the two had a conversation about dollar amounts during which the prosecution alleges the two used code words in order to discuss the amount in the fund from the website.
Mark Eiglarsh and Mercedes Colwin joined America Live to comment.
Eiglarsh said, “I believe that there is going to be some explanation that we have not yet heard from his client and/or his client’s wife that will at least make us all go, ‘Okay, you guys are idiots but you didn’t intentionally deceive the court.’”
Colwin countered that she believes this is detrimental to Zimmerman’s credibility, “Frankly, he’s on tender hooks here about his credibility. If he takes the stand and lots of folks are saying that if this case proceeds, he has to take the stand because it’s all about his intent.”