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June 4th, 2012
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Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump: If Trayvon lied, he'd be in jail

George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is waking up inside a jail cell this morning after surrendering to police on Sunday just a few days after a Florida judge revoked his bond.

At the initial hearing back in April, Zimmerman and his wife told the court they had limited funds to pay for a bond. But a website set up to take defense donations had actually collected more than $130,000.

Prosecutors say the Zimmermans were well-aware of how much money he had at the time, and may have even secretly tried to shift between accounts before the hearing.

Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump responds to Zimmerman's bail being revoked on "Starting Point" and says Trayvon's parents have only asked for equal justice.

"A lie is a lie," Crump says. "If Trayvon Martin would have lied to the court, we believe he would not be given a bond. He would have to sit in jail until his trial."


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