ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Florida Monday released the bank statements of George and Shellie Zimmerman, saying they reveal the couple's efforts to hide their resources.
Prosecutors also released recordings of six phone calls in which the couple allegedly talk to each other in code about money matters, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Prosecutors say the calls bolster their contention the couple had at least $130,000 -- received in donations from supporters -- while telling authorities they were broke.
Prosecutors want to convince Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to put George Zimmerman, who is free on $150,000 bail, back in jail, and to charge Shellie Zimmerman with perjury. Zimmerman's next court date is June 29 when he is to have another bond hearing.
The couple's bank statements show numerous transfers between a PayPal account, George Zimmerman's bank account and his wife's, the Sentinel said.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara was not available for comment, the newspaper said.
George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford. He says he shot the unarmed black teenager in self-defense while patrolling as a volunteer neighborhood watchman.
In one call the day after his April 11 arrest, Zimmerman expresses happiness with the money and support his Web site has garnered.
"Oh, man, that feels good," he tells his wife, "… that there are people in America that care."
"Yeah they do," she answers.
She later says, "After all this is over, you're going to be able to have a great life."
"WE will," he corrects her.
"Yeah, we will."
"I'm excited," he says.
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