George Zimmerman's Phone Calls With Wife Released
Phone calls between George Zimmerman and his wife were released Monday, disclosing discussion of their love for one another, purchasing bulletproof vests and moving donations into their personal accounts.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that prosecutors are using the phone calls as evidence that Shellie Zimmerman lied when telling the judge her husband could not afford his bail. Zimmerman was granted bail on April 16 and later discovered to have over $200,000 saved from website donations.
The recordings show that from his jail cell, Zimmerman gave his wife step-by-step instructions on how to change a password and clear security questions so she could move money, gave her orders to withdraw specific amounts and directed her to pay the bills… The couple spoke in code, according to prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda. In the calls Zimmerman makes repeated reference to "Peter Pan," an apparent reference to PayPal.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara filed paperwork requesting the other 151 calls not be released, claiming that they were not public records. The judge will rule whether the other phone calls may be used at Zimmerman's next bond hearing, scheduled for June 29.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which he claims was self-defense.
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