ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The attorney for the Florida man charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teen said Friday he didn’t know his client had raised $200,000 before a bond hearing last week in which his client was granted $150,000 bond.
George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after weeks without an arrest led to protests nationwide over racial profiling and controversial self-defense laws in Florida and other states. Martin was black; Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother is from Peru.
Zimmerman has gone into hiding since his release this week after paying 10 percent of his bail, though he has to wear a GPS ankle bracelet that authorities can use to track his location.
Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara told a judge Friday that Zimmerman’s family hadn’t told him about the money raised before his client was granted $150,000 bond.
Source: USA Today