June 18th, 2012
09:55 PM ET

Zimmerman's jailhouse calls in code; Prosecutor has history of relying on inmate sources

Could George Zimmerman's loose lips in jail end up dooming his defense?

Prosecutors say newly released jailhouse calls between Zimmerman and his wife show the couple speaking in code about plans to move tens of thousands of dollars between bank accounts. The state says those calls prove Zimmerman lied about previous claims that he was too broke to post bond.

Zimmerman faces second degree murder charges in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Criminal Defense Attorney, Janet Johnson and CNN Contributor Mark Nejame comes OutFront.

 Jail phone transcripts show Zimmerman, wife discussing finances in code

Despite telling the court they were indigent, George Zimmerman and his wife discussed - in code - money raised online to help in his defense on second-degree murder charges, transcripts of jailhouse phone calls released Monday show.

Prosecutors had alleged the Zimmermans lied about their financial means before a Florida judge set his bond, which the suspect then posted to get out of jail. Zimmerman, who is accused in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is now back behind bars after the judge revoked his bail, citing the misrepresentations.

Transcripts of six calls made public Monday, out of about 151 total that Zimmerman made while incarcerated, appear to back up the prosecutor's assertions.


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