George Zimmerman still receiving donations
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:09
- Date Jun 5, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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I still like listening to that's -- Anyway George Zimmermann the man who shot trade on Maarten in down in Florida back behind bars are partly making.
Big money because of it donations -- government's defense fund.
Spiked when a judge ordered him back to prison for misleading the court about having no money.
Germans attorney says his client lied out of fear and -- now reportedly asking for a new hearing to discuss the possibility of being released.
-- now Peter Johnson junior and following the case closely for us.
Okay so there's a lot to to figure out here.
I guess -- the prosecution.
Believes that George Zimmerman was not tell the truth about money that he had -- -- -- they let him out on a lower bail than maybe they would have that's right.
-- Gretchen and they're saying that not only did -- but his wife lied to the court.
About how much money really come into this Internet fund that was set up with so much fanfare and that the prosecution and the judge.
Not only is the prosecution kind of jumping on.
But his own defense lawyer mr.
-- has now said that.
By virtue of this -- his immense credibility has been quote undermined.
Un quote what I kind of a rare statement.
For defense lawyer to make about his own client why why you're at your defense -- well because I think he's trying to get ahead of the curve at this point -- -- to say yes.
It was a mistake.
There were so many pressures he was accused of being a racist murder and the defense believes that he's not.
And that he should have been more forthcoming.
Now when he was -- and there are tapes.
In the jailhouse of conversations between mr.
Zimmerman and which they're apparently speaking in code about the amounts that were in the -- This also an issue though is.
What did his lawyer know.
It at that point and mr.
Romero is now pointing mist mister Zimmerman saying wasn't he and the life they really made a bad mistake.
And they have to be held to account.
And judge Lester wants truth in this courtroom and they're gonna comport.
-- with that standard.
It's being a lot pushed on to Zimmerman.
And and his wife.
But we don't know mr.
-- who at that point but do you believe that this insurers.
Some sort of a conviction for the prosecution doesn't sure conviction but I think it's it shows.
The absolute political pressures that are are surrounding.
The issue now becomes.
What will mr.
Zimmerman say in that courtroom how can his credibility be undermined further we've heard it -- -- from the -- attorneys.
Before the -- victim.
And there's seemingly can't believe anything.
This man says and this is part and parcel of it if you can't believe -- about the money that's in the banking account how can you believe them about this fateful event.
On that day in which trade on -- Was killed -- -- becomes a critical.
Critical issue how does George Zimmerman gain his freedom number one and if he does gain his freedom -- as you regain the credibility that his own attorney says.
That he's lost.
Pretty it was -- how and it has nothing really to do with the actual act of the case but it could affect everything big time -- Johnson junior thanks -- --