2nd Degree Murder: Why Was George Zimmerman Charged With It In Trayvon's Death?
George Zimmerman was charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Why was he charged with that count? Reuters

A Florida judge on Friday will decide whether George Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community before deciding whether to grant him bail, only weeks after the defendant's bond was initially revoked.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bail earlier this month when prosecutors said he and his wife misled the court about how much money they had, during an April bond hearing. Zimmerman had created a website for his legal defense that raised at least $135,000, but neither he or his wife mentioned the money when questioned by the court.

Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, has since been charged with perjury. She is currently out of jail on a $1,000 bond and will be arraigned on July 31.

Florida prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda is expected to ask the judge to keep Zimmerman in jail or set bail at $1 million.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin. While serving as a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old in what he claims was an act of self defense.

However, some have accused Zimmerman of racial profiling and intentionally targeting Martin, an African American. The case has since become one of the most prominent civil rights criminal cases in the nation.