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Zimmerman back in police custody

George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested April 11 for the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17. (Source: Seminole County Sheriff's Office) George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested April 11 for the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17. (Source: Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

SANFORD, FL (RNN) - George Zimmerman, the embattled neighborhood watch captain who admitted to shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, is back in jail after his bail was revoked Friday, according to his legal team.

"The defense team hopes that Mr. Zimmerman's voluntary surrender to Sanford police will help demonstrate to the court that he is not a flight risk," his team said in a statement.

According to the website for Zimmerman's defense, he arrived in central Florida late Saturday evening and had until 2:30 p.m. ET to turn himself over to police. He had surrendered by 1:30 p.m. ET.

Zimmerman, 28, was granted a $150,000 bond April 20, nine days after his arrest for 17-year-old Martin's death. On Friday, his bond was revoked in light of his knowledge of the more than $200,000 raised online for his legal defense.

At a hearing to determine whether some pieces of evidence should be closed to the public, assistant Florida state attorney Bernardo de la Rionda argued that Zimmerman misled the court by saying he had less money than he knew he had access to at the time of his bond hearing.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, told the court his client had no intention of using the funds to pay for his bail, instead looking to mortgage two family member's homes to make the $15,000 deposit.

Nevertheless, Judge Kenneth Lester, Jr. revoked Zimmerman's bond, saying that it was "unfair" that Zimmerman got such a low bail in light of his financial resources.

While on bail, Zimmerman laid low living in "a secure, undisclosed location, as there are significant threats against his life," according to his legal team.

His lawyers are expected to request a new bond hearing Monday.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder April 11, more than a month after Martin's death. He admitted to killing the teen, but claimed self-defense. Police declined to arrest him at the scene of the crime, saying the evidence corroborated his story.

After fierce public outcry to prosecute the case, Florida state attorney Angela Corey charged Zimmerman for Martin's death.

He could face life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

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