The defense team for George Zimmerman, the man charged in the death of Trayvon Martin, plans to ask a Florida court for another bond hearing.
Zimmerman returned to the Seminole County Jail Sunday after a judge revoked his bond upon learning he'd lied to the court about his finances. The former neighborhood watchman had hidden more than $100,000 in donations to his legal defense.
"While Mr. Zimmerman acknowledges that he allowed his financial situation to be misstated in court, the defense will emphasize that in all other regards, Mr. Zimmerman has been forthright and cooperative," Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said.
"We feel the failure to disclose these funds was caused by fear, mistrust, and confusion," he added.
Zimmerman faces second degree murder charges over shooting an unarmed Martin during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a gated Florida community. He has maintained, however, that he shot the 16-year-old in self-defense.
Meanwhile, Zimmerman's lawyers acknowledged that their client's credibility had been undermined by his failure to disclose the monetary donations.
"The gravity of this mistake has been distinctly illustrated, and Mr. Zimmerman understands that this mistake has undermined his credibility, which he will have to work to repair," O'Mara said.