Testifying by telephone Friday morning in a Florida courtroom, the wife of George Zimmerman said she is a student and has no income to help pay his bond if the judge decides to allow her husband to be released while awaiting trial in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
Shellie Zimmerman said she was working with the rest of her husband’s family to try to pull together money for a possible bond.
“We have discussed that, trying to pull together members of the family to try to scrape up anything that we can,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman’s attorney is expected to use the testimony to ask for a low bond amount.
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