George Zimmerman jailhouse calls show couple knew they'd raised $135K when pleading poverty at bond hearing
The calls made public by prosecutors Monday could play a crucial role in George Zimmerman's second bond hearing next week.
Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond in April, several days after the jailhouse calls. At his bond hearing, his wife, Shellie, testified that she didn't know how much money had been raised from a website created for his legal defense and that the couple had virtually no money to pay Zimmerman's high bail.
However, prosecutors say the calls show George and Shellie Zimmerman knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by the site.
Shellie Zimmerman was arrested last week on a charge of making a false statement.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.
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