Judge: Zimmerman Doesn’t ‘Respect’ Law

    (FILES) In this dated April 20, 2012 filed pool photos shows George Zimmerman entering into the courtroom of Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester in Sanford, Florida, for a bond hearing in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was released early April 23, 2012 after posting $150,000 bond after authorities charged him with second-degree murder for shooting unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, US media reported.  The release came after a Florida judge presiding over the case heard arguments during a bail hearing on Friday.       AFP PHOTO / POOL / Gary W. Green /FILES (Photo credit should read Gary W. Green/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The judge who revoked George Zimmerman’s bond on June 1 did it because Zimmerman “does not respect the law,” according to court documents released Tuesday. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester sent Zimmerman back to jail after prosecutors alleged that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had tried to hide $135,000 from the court—money that they had received in donations. Lester’s written order was filed Monday and it includes an explanation of his rationale in deciding to revoke the bond. Lester wrote that Shellie Zimmerman “testified untruthfully” and that Zimmerman “did not alert the court to the misinformation.” He added, “Had the Court been made aware of the true financial circumstances at the bond hearing, the bond decision might have been different.”

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