George Zimmerman (R) arrives at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility after his bond was revoked by a Florida judge in Sanford, Florida June 3, 2012. Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder in the February 26 shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. (Photo : REUTERS/Brian Blanco)
George Zimmerman, the man charged for killing Trayvon Martin in Florida, went back to jail this Sunday.
Circuit court judge Kenneth Lester Jr. had Zimmerman's bond of $150,000 revoked on Friday after prosecutors claimed he had hidden a second passport and money from the court knowingly. This accusation prompted the judge to give Zimmerman 48 hours to make a presence at the Sanford County jail.
Zimmerman arrived to the jail after being in an undisclosed location since he was set free on bond on April 22, 2012 waiting for his second-degree murder trial.
According to Reuters, the 28-year-old man's attorney Mark O'Mara told the media that Zimmerman felt frustrated for the given order to return to jail and that "he has a real concern for his safety any time he has to come out of hiding."
The man who was a part of a volunteer watch-group fatally shot teen, Trayvon Martin, on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Martin who was not armed; an impulse he alleges rose from self-defense.
When Zimmerman was not arrested initially, an outburst around the nation arose in protest against the decision by the police. However six weeks later, Zimmerman was charged and arrested for second-degree murder.
Mark O'Mara published a statement on Sunday regarding his re-arrest.
According to O'Mara, it is difficult to imagine a trial date for Zimmerman within 2012.
Timeline of events
February 19, 2012
- Trayvon Martin is sent by his father to stay with his girlfriend who rents a townhome at Retreat at Twin Lakes.
February 26, 2012
- At an unverified time, Martin leaves townhome where he is staying to get snacks from a local 7-11.
- 6:24:18 PM - Martin purchases candy and a beverage at local 7-11.
- 6:54 - 7:12 - Martin has an 18-minute cell phone call with a girl (reported to be his girlfriend) which gets suddenly disconnected.
- 7:09:34 - 7:13:41 - George Zimmerman calls Sanford police; call lasts 4:07[At Clubhouse].
- 7:11:33 - Zimmerman states that Trayon Martin is running.
- 7:11:59 - Zimmerman states that he (left his car and) is following Trayvon Martin.
- 7:12:00 - Dispatcher states, "OK, we don't need you to do that".
- 7:12:02 - Zimmerman says "OK," after which sounds of him running stop.
- 7:12:00 - 7:12:59 - The girl calls Martin again at some point during this minute.
- 7:13:10 - Zimmerman states he cannot see, does not know where Trayvon Martin is located.
- 7:13:41 - Zimmerman's call to Sanford police ends.
- 7:16:00 - 7:16:59 - Martin's call from the girl goes dead during this minute.
- 7:16:11 - First 911 calls from witness about a fight, calls for Help heard [at location of body].
- 7:16:55 - Shot Fired on 911 call [at location of body].
Following the shooting:
- 7:17 - Officer T. Smith (first there) arrives in squad car at Retreat View.
- 7:17:40+ - Officer Smith arrives at crime scene.
- 7:19:07 - Photo taken of Zimmerman's head injuries by a civilian bystander.
- 7:19:43 - Officer Smith takes Zimmerman into custody.
- 7:25+ - Sanford police take a photo of George Zimmerman in a squad car.
- 7:30 - Trayvon Martin pronounced dead at the scene by paramedic.
- 7:40 - Sanford Fire Department treats Zimmerman for his injuries.
- 7:52 - Zimmerman's arrival at police station recorded on video.
- 10:30 - Martin's father and girlfriend return to the townhome, realize he is missing, they are concerned, but think he may be with a cousin.
- 11:15+ - Photos of Zimmerman's physical condition are taken.
- 11:21 - Crime Scene Tech D. Smith photographs Zimmerman's injuries and hands; uses Gunshot Residue Kit to collect GSR in Interview Room 2, Sanford Police Department (SPD). Zimmerman's clothing taken as evidence after wife arrives with a change of clothes.
- Approximately 1:00 AM - Zimmerman released (duration described as "five hours").
- 3:07 AM - Timestamp on SPD Initial Report on the incident.
- Martin reported missing by father.
- SPD informs father of Martin's death around 9:20 AM.
- SPD publicly identifies Zimmerman and Martin.
- Zimmerman obtains treatment from family doctor, record of injuries generated.
- Zimmerman reenacts events at crime scene with three SPD officers (voluntarily and without counsel) and is video-taped.
- SPD Chief Bill Lee attends emergency Homeowners Association meeting to discuss shooting.
- Martin's father holds press conference criticizing SPD investigation.
- Chief Lee comments: "there is no evidence to dispute Zimmerman's assertion that he shot Martin out of self-defense."
- SPD announces case turned over to State Attorney Norm Wolfinger.
- NAACP sends letter to U.S. Department of Justice.
- The New York Times publishes opinion piece "The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin."
- Audio of eight calls to 9-1-1 released.
- U.S. Department of Justice announces investigation.
- Bill Lee temporarily steps aside as Chief of Police.
- State Attorney Norman Wolfinger recuses himself from the case and Florida Gov. Rick Scott appoints Angela B. Corey, the state attorney for the Jacksonville area, to take over the case.
- A lawyer for Zimmerman, Craig Sonner, announces that his client acted in self-defense.
- Special prosecutor Angela B. Corey announces that she will not comment on the Trayvon Martin case until further notice.
- Florida State Sen. Chris Smith convenes task force to examine possible changes to the state's self-defense laws.
- Corey decides against a grand jury for the case, eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge.
- Corey says she'll announce charges within 72 hours.
- At a news conference Zimmerman's attorneys, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner, announce they are no longer representing him and that they never met him in person.
- Corey announces that Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.
- Zimmerman turns himself in to the police and is taken into custody shortly after Corey's announcement.
- At bail hearing lead investigator Dale Gilbreath states that they did not know who started the fight and have no evidence contradicting Zimmerman's statement that Martin attacked him first. Bail is set at $150,000.
- Zimmerman is released on bail at 12:05 AM
- Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara enters a not guilty plea on his behalf.
- Defense is given discovery evidence, including 67 compact discs and a list of witness statements.
- Prosecutors publicly release evidence in the case, including police and autopsy reports, witness statements, and surveillance videos.
- Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. revokes Zimmerman's bond, accusing him of misleading the court about his financial status, and orders him to the custody of the county sheriff within 48 hours.
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