Out of seclusion, George Zimmerman is waking up behind bars this Monday morning and wants to be out as soon as possible according to his defense attorney, Mark O’Mara.
Zimmerman turned himself back into the Seminole County Jail on Sunday afternoon, just before a 48-hour deadline a judge set Friday after revoking Zimmerman's bond. Now his lawyer said he wants a new bond hearing for his client, and is expected to file a motion Monday.
O'Mara said Zimmerman returned to Seminole County on Saturday night. He would not say where Zimmerman had been hiding while free on his previous bond, mentioning only that he had traveled "very far" to get to Sanford.
Zimmerman turned himself in around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, two days after Judge Kenneth Lester sided with prosecutors when he revoked his bond.
Prosecutors claimed Zimmerman knew his wife was lying about the couple's finances in April to get his bond lowered.
Shelley Zimmerman did not bring up in court the tens of thousands of dollars her husband had raised on his website.
Zimmerman said nothing to reporters when he turned himself in, but O'Mara spoke briefly after his client returned to the Seminole County Jail, saying:
"He is solemn, cooperative and quiet, obviously...He's worried continually about his safety. Having to come out of hiding is a concern of his, but I think he also realizes the judge's concerns.
Now that we have all had, on the defense team, a chance to look at all of the evidence, he understands the court's concerns, he understands the state's concerns, and we are going to address those, and say what I think needs to be said to address them with Judge Lester."
O'Mara said Zimmerman's credibility has been tarnished, and he will have to work to fix it. As for his client's bond, O’Mara said:
"The revocation of bond, I hope, is temporary…I hope that they will give us a day in court to explain George's behavior and look at all the circumstances ... in determining what (Lester) is going to do about letting him back out on bond."
Now, they will have to wait and see what the judge decides after O'Mara files his motion requesting a new bond hearing.
Zimmerman was locked up in a cell measuring about 67 square feet, designed to hold two inmates. The cell is equipped with a toilet and two beds, along with a mattress, pillow, sheets and blanket.