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STILL LOCKED UP Judge: No Bail Yet for Zimmerman

Judge: No Bail Yet for Zimmerman

George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will remain in jail while a decision on his bail is still pending, ruled a judge on Friday. Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. said he needed more time to evaluate the case before determining whether Zimmerman can be released on bail. Zimmerman had his bail revoked on June 1, when Lester ruled that Zimmerman and his wife had lied about their financial assets. In Friday’s hearing, Zimmerman’s defense team brought to the stand a forensic accountant who blamed odd cash transfers on PayPal’s policies rather than deception on the part of the Zimmermans, and also played a video of Zimmerman reenacting the shooting—and describing the injuries he allegedly sustained during it—as authorities walked him through the crime scene.

June 29, 2012 1:09 PM