Zimmerman's bond revoked, ordered to surrender

Photo released by Sanford Police showing head injuries to George Zimmerman the night he shot Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

UPDATE: A Florida judge has revoked bond for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was ordered to surrender within 48 hours.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, filed his own motion agreeing with the prosecution's desire not to release material. He said the defense wants 1,000 e-mails received by Sanford police to be sealed, plus statements by Zimmerman. He asked that text messages, e-mail messages or journals made by the defendant be kept private, at least until they can be reviewed.

This week, Ponce filed responses to the prosecution and defense positions, addressing them point by point.

"The broad secrecy the state seeks ... is not supported by statute, constitution or case law, and it certainly cannot be justified in this prosecution," he said.

Ponce argued that civilian witnesses' names and addresses cannot be sealed under Florida's public records law, because they would not be "defamatory" or "jeopardize the safety" of a witness. He said the state hasn't proven anyone is in jeopardy. The contested cell phone records may be reviewed and, if need be, have parts redacted, but they shouldn't be withheld entirely, he said.

Ponce said Zimmerman's statements to police should not be treated as "confessions," which would not be made public before trial.

-- HLN's Josey Crews, CNN's Michael Martinez and InSession's Nancy Leung contributed to this report.

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