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Zimmerman April 20, 2012 Hearing Transcript

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA STATE OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff,
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BOND CASE NO:

HEARING 12CF1083A

GEORGE

M. ZIMMERMAN, Defendant.
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THE HONORABLE R. LESTER

KENNETH JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17
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OF THE COURT REPORTED BY: DIANNE GAGNON, CSR In Courtroom 5-D Criminal Justice Center 101 Bush Boulevard Sanford,Flo%ida April 20, 2012

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APPEARANCES: THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY 220 East Bay Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202 BY: BERNIE de la RIONDA, ESQ. JOHN GUY, ESQ ANGELA COREY, ESQ.

25 ASSOCIATED COURT REPORTERS (407) 323-0808

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MR. Q'MARA: THE CQURT: MR. Q'MARA: witnesses, Your

Great. Okay. Thank you. then call the

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If you will Honor. doing that,

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And as we're

uhm

-if I

As we're doing might, and

that, Your

Honor,

this is my client's

current

passport It does

the only passport May of 2012,

that he has.

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expire his

but did want

to acknowledge at this time.

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surrendering THE COURT: (Whereupon,

~t to the Court Okay. Thank

you. a call.)

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the Court

placed Hell.o.

MS. SHELLY ZIMMERMAN:
THE COURT: Hello.

This

is Judge

Lester.

MS. SHELLY ZIMMERMAN:
THE COURT: MR. O'MARA: Ma'am, Mr. O'Mara.

Hi, Judge.

If -I might?

can you hear me?
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MS. SHELLY ZIMMERMAN:
slightly.

can hear

you

MR. O'MARA:
Honor? THE COURT: little closer.

May I move

closex,

Your

We're Okay?

gonna

put

this

up a

MS. SHELLY ZIMMERMAN:

Okay.

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in? A. Q. which No, sir. Other major assets that you have in coming

Okay.

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you can liquidate

reasonably

to assist

up wi th money A.

for a bond? that I know I have of. with you the pending indigent

None Okay.

Q.
motion

discussed George,

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to have have

your husband, I not?

declared

for cost, A.

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Yes, you have. And is -- ~re you in those not of any costs? I'm aware of. other more financial means

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you can assist A. Q. Uhm, not

that

And I understand present with

that you you, and

do have

members

I'll ask some

questions them

of them, but have trying

you had discussions together some

with funds to

of at least

to pool

accomplish A. Q. A. the family Q.

a bond? We have Okay. -- trying to scrape Okay. to pull together the members of can. discussed that --

up anything

that we possibly require that

The Court on certain

may also

be released

conditions which

of reporting, can identify

for example,

or of having

a device

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unemployment Q. benefits? A. Q. collecting A. Q. Central

benefits. Okay. Are you still collecting unemployment

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No, sir. And is Mr. Zimmerman, benefits? your husband,

unemployment No, sir. Now,

Okay.

I think

you

stated correct?

you

are from

Florida, A. Q. Yes. Okay.

you grew up here,

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And you mentioned to make

also, a bond

in ter~s amount,

of that

the ability you

of your husband

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all had no money, A. Q.

is that

correct? that's correct. that

To my knowledge, Okay.

Were you aware

of the webs~te created?

Mr.

Zimmerman A. Q.

or somebody

on his behalf

I'm aware

of that website. is in that website of that website right was --

And how much money

now?

How much money A. Q. A. Q.

as a result

Currently, Who would

I do not know. know that?

That would be my brother-in-law. And is he -- I know but is he available can inquire he1s not in the same to him, or the

room too,

as you,

so we dan speak the State

or the Court

through

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Defense? A. the phone. Q. A. Okay. So he's not there sir. as to how much now. I'm sure that we could probably get him on

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No, he is not, Do you have been

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money

any estimate obtained

has already A. Q.

or collected?

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I do not. Okay. You haven't talked to your amount of how much

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brother-in-law mo.ney? A. Q. existence, A. husband No.

in terms of just bare

No;

I

have

not. long has that website been ~n

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Okay. ma'am?
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And how

do not know.

I

have

not
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been w~th

my

since he's been Q. Okay.

in hiding.

do not .know. husband ~s that was in

So you mentioned he left

your

I understand

the state,

correct? A. Q. That's Okay. correct. And did you continue to have contact

him while he was out? A. Q.
A.

Yes, every

day. day?

And that was every Yes.

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