MIAMI - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.
Zimmerman’s legal team said in a tweet that he was in police custody. Zimmerman’s bail was revoked because the judge said he and his wife lied to the court about their finances so he could obtain a lower bond.
On Sunday afternoon, about 40 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. deadline to surrender, Zimmerman was listed as an inmate on the jail website. He was listed as being held without bail and as having $500 in his jail account.
Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger said Zimmerman turned himself in to two sheriff’s office employees about 1:25 p.m. near the jail and was then driven to the jail. Zimmerman arrived in a white minivan and did not respond to questions from reporters as he walked inside, handcuffed.
“He is quiet and cooperative,’’ Eslinger said at a news conference after Zimmerman’s surrender.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Zimmerman would be in a cell by himself, separated from the general population, because the case is so high-profile. Zimmerman will not have access to a television.
Prosecutors had said Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website.
Defense attorneys said the matter was a misunderstanding.
Attorney Mark O’Mara announced earlier Sunday on his website that Zimmerman had arrived in Florida late Saturday evening ahead of his surrender.
Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, was ordered by a judge Friday to return to jail.
During a bond hearing in April, the couple had indicated that they had limited funds.
Prosecutors pointed out in their motion that Zimmerman had $135,000 available that he had raised through a website he had set up for his legal defense.
Zimmerman’s lawyers said Sunday that they will ask for a new bond hearing to address those concerns and that they hope their client’s voluntary surrender will show he is not a flight risk.