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Attorney: George Zimmerman was confused, fearful

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    This booking photo provided by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office shows George Zimmerman. Zimmerman returned on Sunday, June 3, 2012, to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Fla. after his bail was revoked. Zimmerman, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman's attorney says he will seek a new bond hearing. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

MIAMI >> George Zimmerman’s attorney says his client was confused and fearful when he allowed his wife to mislead court officials about the couple’s finances.

Attorney Mark O’Mara wrote Monday on a website run by Zimmerman’s legal team that he would file a motion asking for another bond hearing. A day earlier, Zimmerman returned to jail because his $150,000 bond was revoked.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He claims he shot the teen in self-defense.

Prosecutors say the Zimmermans deceived the court during an April bond hearing when Zimmerman’s wife testified they had limited funds. Prosecutors say the Zimmermans really had raised at least $135,000 from a website.

A judge ordered Zimmerman back into custody and says he will hold a hearing so Zimmerman can explain himself.

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