In the eyes of a Florida judge, George Zimmerman is a liar and manipulator who was likely planning to flee from prosecution earlier this year.
Zimmerman's previous bond was revoked last month after prosecutors alleged that he and his wife conspired to hide a huge amount of money from authorities and the judge. Prosecutors ended up charging the wife, Shellie Zimmerman, with perjury after she testified during a previous hearing that she had no knowledge of how much money was available.
In his order, Lester noted that Zimmerman's attorneys tried to portray their client at a hearing last week as a scared young man who made a simple mistake by not telling authorities or his own attorneys that he had managed to raise more than $200,000 online for his defense.
But the judge said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman who had law enforcement training before the killing, had a "very sophisticated knowledge of the criminal justice system" and knew exactly what he was doing.