Zimmerman’s bond revoked; he must surrender within 48 hours: Friday, June 1, 2:45 p.m. EDT: The prosecution’s motion to revoke George Zimmerman’s bond was successful, and the judge has ordered that he turn himself in within two days, the Associated Press reports.
Friday, June 1, 1:59 p.m. EDT: Prosecutors file motion to revoke Zimmerman’s bond: Prosecutors argued that Zimmerman “misrepresented, misled and deceived the court” during an April bond hearing about whether he had a U.S. passport and about his family’s financial circumstances, CNN reports.
Friday, June 1, 9:34 a.m. EDT: Defense and prosecution unite to oppose release of evidence: WPTV reports that George Zimmerman’s defense team and the prosecutors trying to convict him of murder in Trayvon Martin’s death will be on the same side in court today, fighting against media companies’ request to make more of the evidence in the case public.
Thursday, May 31, 10:36 a.m. EDT: A friend reflects, “Tray, the kid I grew up with … he was neither a thug nor a threat”: In a piece for MYHSJ.org, Trayvon Martin’s friend and classmate Crystal Smith reflects on the loss of “the person I would play with for hours in the backyard with any other kids we encountered until our parents came to pick us up from the neighborhood baby sitter” and writes, “No one ever thought that this kind, innocent kid would be shot.”
Wednesday, May 30, 1:38 p.m. EDT: Sanford, Fla., pays to repair image following Trayvon’s killing: The Orlando suburb of Sanford has hired a marketing firm to help it try to repair its image following the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, the Orlando Sentinels reports. The city set aside $15,000 for advertising and spent $10,000 to hire a local firm to help it restore its reputation as “the Friendly City” after it became the focus of international attention over the case.
Monday, May 29, 6:58 p.m. EDT: Motion filed to prevent judge from sealing evidence in the case against George Zimmerman: Attorneys for the Orlando Sentinel and other media filed motions Tuesday seeking to prevent a judge from sealing evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, the Orlando Sentinel reports. His defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, has issued a statement saying that prosecutors have turned over only “about half” of the evidence gathered so far in the second-degree-murder case against Zimmerman.
Monday, May 29, 9:46 a.m. EDT: Barney Frank apologizes for Trayvon joke: Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is apologizing for comments he made about Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in February. Referring to the hooded academic robe that civil rights leader Hubie Jones received at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth commencement on Sunday, he said, “You now have a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you.” Frank later explained that the joke was meant to “ridicule the notion that a hooded sweatshirt is somehow sinister,” reports the Associated Press.
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