Under a judge's order
, special prosecutor Angela Corey has released six of 151 audio tapes of phone conversations between George Zimmerman and his wife during his time incarcerated in the Seminole County jail. The tapes contain
discussions the two had related to Zimmerman's bail bond and document Zimmerman instructing his wife about how to handle transfer of funds from bank accounts.
Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin in February, had his $150,000 bond revoked June 1 after it was determined that he and his wife, Shellie, had lied about how much money they had. They had sought a low bond because they had almost no money, they claimed. But they failed to inform the judge that they had access to $135,000 of donations obtained through a website Zimmerman had set up. In addition to the revocation of the bond, Shellie Zimmerman has been charged with a single count of perjury. She falsely claimed she did not know how much money the website had raised.
In a call on April 12, Shellie Zimmerman told her husband she had called defense attorney Mark O'Mara:
“Ah, you’re so good,” said George Zimmerman, who then discussed resetting a password on one of his accounts.
“Don’t worry, cutie,” said Shellie Zimmerman, who later added that her husband's website was crashing because of the amount of people logging in to show their support.
“That feels good … that there are people in America that care,” George Zimmerman said. “That is awesome. I need to talk to O’Mara about getting the word out because those people need to start vocalizing themselves.”
“After this is all over, you’re going to be able to just have a great life,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
“We will,” George Zimmerman replied. “I’m excited.”
“Yeah, you should be. You should be excited,” Shellie Zimmerman said.
“I wish you were here, of course,” she said.
“I will be,” he said.
“Isn’t it crazy how something like this just makes you put everything in perspective in life?” Shellie Zimmerman said. “It’s amazing how insignificant the things we stress out over are.”
“I agree,” he said.
The other 145 audio tapes were not released because they are more personal and do not contain information about the money the two had access to.
The tapes will no doubt be used on June 29 when Zimmerman must appear for another bond hearing. The judge has told the defense counsel that he wants to hear directly from Zimmerman himself on the matter.