Zimmerman ordered to surrender

FILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, right, stands next to a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin, has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2012. Whether Zimmerman is allowed to leave Seminole County as he awaits trial, and how he will remain safe, are two questions that likely are going to be at the center of the hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, legal experts say.     (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Pool, Gary W. Green, File)

FILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, right, stands next to a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin, has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2012. Whether Zimmerman is allowed to leave Seminole County as he awaits trial, and how he will remain safe, are two questions that likely are going to be at the center of the hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, legal experts say. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Pool, Gary W. Green, File)

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is scheduled to surrender to authorities and return to jail today after his bail was revoked last week.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. A judge revoked bail after prosecutors argued that Zimmerman and his wife had lied to the court about their finances to obtain the bond.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. He maintains he shot Martin in self-defense under Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law because the teen was beating him up. Zimmerman says the teen confronted him about being followed in a gated community outside Orlando.

Zimmerman's credibility could become an issue at trial, legal experts said, noting the case hinges on jurors believing Zimmerman's account of what happened.


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