George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch captain who shot Trayvon Martin dead on Feb. 26, will appear in a Sanford circuit court on Friday for a second bond hearing, the Miami Herald reports.
Given Zimmerman’s history of lying to the court and his disrespectful phone calls in which he made light of killing Trayvon, the wanna-be cop seems to have an uphill hill road to climb towards securing his freedom.
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In April, Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester released Zimmerman out on bond. But, as NewsOne recently reported, Zimmerman lied to the judge about exactly how much money he and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, had during that hearing. When their lies were discovered, both were arrested.
Mrs. Zimmerman was released on bond soon after, but George stayed in jail.
But there is more to Zimmerman’s disrespect for the law and his actions that took a young man’s life. He made light of his senseless shooting of Trayvon by telling his wife that he’ll hide in a hoodie for protection once he is released.
Here are excerpts of those phone calls:
With both Zimmerman’ and his wife, Shellie, pleased at the level of support they are receiving, Shellie tells her husband that after this ordeal is over, he will have a “great life”:
“After all this is over, you’re going to be able to have a great life.”
“Yeah, we will.”
Most upsetting, though, is when he and his wife discuss security. While explaining what the safety procedure should be once he is released on bail from jail, Zimmerman says, “We could have two cars, we could have two rented cars.” When the wife prods further about how he will hide himself in the vehicle, Zimmerman responds:
“Well, I have my hoodie.”
Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, is expected to argue that his client has been cooperating with authorities from the time he killed the unarmed 17-year-old Miami Gardens teen. But, as NewsOne reported earlier, Zimmerman’s account of what happened on Feb. 26 was questioned by one of the investigators.