George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch captain accused of second-degree murder for killing an unarmed black teenager, on Sunday went back to a Florida jail after a judge revoked his parole last Friday.
Zimmerman, 28, turned himself in to police on Sunday and is being held in the Seminole County jail in Central Florida waiting for the judge handling the case to decide - probably in another bail hearing - whether he will once again grant bail.
Judge Kenneth Lester on Friday revoked the bail that had been granted to Zimmerman, who stands accused of second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, in a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman claimed that he was forced to shoot the unarmed teen, who was a visitor in the neighborhood, in self defense and, in April, he was released from police custody after posting bond.
However, prosecutors asked in a motion presented to Judge Lester that Zimmerman be detained once again for lying about his personal finances at the bail hearing held on April 20.
Apparently, Zimmerman and his wife lied at the bail hearing by saying that they had very limited funds and hiding the thousands of dollars they had received in donations sent in to them for his legal defense via the Internet.
Zimmerman is said to have initially received some $135,000 - and later some $70,000 more - to use for his legal defense via a Web page that he opened up but closed shortly thereafter.
In a brief hearing held days later, attorney Mark O'Mara told Lester that those funds were collected via about 50 donations made through a Web page that his client, Zimmerman, opened, but the existence of this money was not known until some days ago.
The motion presented by the prosecution said that the accused intentionally deceived the court with the help of his wife, adding that during the time he was in jail the pair had spoken "in code" by telephone to hide what they were doing.
Prosecutors asked the judge at the Friday hearing to revoke Zimmerman's bail, which Lester agreed to do, asserting that the accused was involved in perpetrating "falsehoods" about his finances.
Public pressure and protests by the African-American community around the country because of the incident, along with claims that Zimmerman acted because of racial prejudice in killing Martin, were brought up when prosecutors presented charges against the neighborhood watch captain a month-and-a-half after the teen's death, and that was what initially led to his arrest.
Law enforcement authorities had, to that point, contended that there was not sufficient evidence of a crime to arrest Zimmerman.
O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, is expected to request a new bail hearing to ask that his client once again be released on bond pending trial. EFE