George Zimmerman’s attorney said his client’s bail might have been set higher if a judge had known about $200,000 raised by a website. The information only came to light this week.
Friday’s hearing was initially scheduled to deal with several media organizations, including The Associated Press, asking the judge to unseal documents from Zimmerman’s court file, but the donations have now overshadowed that issue.
Meanwhile, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family says Zimmerman should be back in jail because during a recent bond hearing he did not report to a judge that he had $204,000.
“They tried to portray themselves as indigent that they did not have any money,” said Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump. “We think the court should revoke his bond immediately and he should be held accountable for misleading the court.”