The 29-year-old’s bond restrictions were put in place by former Judge Kenneth Lester. Lester revoked his original bond in June after ruling Zimmerman and his wife had misled the court about their finances when his bail was set in April at $150,000. It was eventually raised to $1 million and the additional GPS restrictions were put in place.
Nelson has set a trial date for June 10. She also set a “stand your ground” hearing 45 days before trial where Zimmerman can argue it was self-defense and ask the judge to drop the charges.
The judge also set aside hearing dates in January, February and March for any outstanding pretrial matters.
The bond issue was one of several motions Nelson heard Tuesday. Nearly all of the remaining matters dealt with unreleased documents or depositions the defense wanted the judge to assist it in acquiring.
The documents included FBI reports of its communications with witnesses and local investigators, as well as various investigative reports from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that the defense said it was having trouble obtaining.
Nelson said the defense would have to make its document requests directly to those agencies. Any denials of records they make, however, will require written explanation to the court within 20 days.
The prosecution will also disclose to the defense all witnesses it knows of that have heard a recording of a 911 call from the night of the shooting.
De la Rionda said he will also let the defense know whether or not those witnesses offered an opinion of whether a screaming voice heard in the recording belonged to Zimmerman or Martin.
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