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Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman's lawyer says he didn't know about $200,000 in donations before bond hearing

George Zimmerman, left, answers a question from attorney Mark O'Mara in the courtroom, Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Pool,AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green

Website for George Zimmerman raises over $200K
George Zimmerman appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
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(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - The attorney for George Zimmerman said he didn't know his client had raised $200,000 before a bond hearing last week.

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Mark O'Mara told the judge Friday that Zimmerman's family hadn't informed him about the money before his client was granted $150,000 bond.

Florida Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said he wanted to know more information about the money and what Zimmerman knew before deciding whether to revoke or raise his bond. He said he would decide on that at a hearing after O'Mara gathers the information.

According to CNN, the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family earlier said that Zimmerman should be back in jail because he did not disclose the donated money during his bond hearing.

"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."

The funds were raised through a website, created almost two weeks ago by Zimmerman's family, made in an effort to receive donations for his legal defense and thank supporters. The site has since been shut down but O'Mara said he'll likely start a new defense fund for Zimmerman.

Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case has drawn national attention because Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer when he shot Martin, who was unarmed.

Zimmerman wasn't charged for more than six weeks because he claimed he acted in self-defense.

Complete coverage of the Trayvon Martin case on CBS News


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