Jailhouse phone calls show how George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts.
Monday morning, the state attorneys office released six phone calls Zimmerman made after his arrest on a charge of second-degree murder. The calls could play a crucial role in Zimmerman's second bond hearing, which is scheduled for June 29.
Prosecutors also said on Monday bank statements will be released, along with more discovery evidence in the "coming days," according to a statement.
Officials on Friday originally said all 151 jail house calls made by Zimmerman would be released, but Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara filed a motion objecting the release of the jail calls not mentioned in the state's motion to revoke bond.
Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond on April 20, several days after the phone calls took place. At his bond hearing, his wife, Shellie, testified that she didn't know how much money had been raised from a website created for his legal defense.
Prosecutors say the calls show George and Shellie Zimmerman knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by the site.
In a call made April 12, Shellie Zimmerman said she called attorney Mark O’Mara.
"Ah, you’re so good," said George Zimmerman, who then discussed resetting a password on one of his accounts.
"Don’t worry, cutie," said Shellie Zimmerman, who later added that her husband's website was crashing because of the amount of people logging in to show their support.
"That feels good … that there are people in America that care," George Zimmerman said. “That is awesome. I need to talk to O'Mara about getting the word out because those people need to start vocalizing themselves."
"After this is all over, you’re going to be able to just have a great life," Shellie Zimmerman said.
"We will," George Zimmerman replied. "I’m excited."
At one point, Shellie interrupted her husband while he was talking about taking medication, saying, "I see you on TV right now."
In all the calls, made between April 12 and 17, Zimmerman and his family discuss moving money through online accounts and also paying off bills. In one call, Zimmerman asks his wife how much money they have.
"In my account, do I have at least $100?" he said.
"(Inaudible) deposited (inaudible) at least $100? (Background conversation) No," Shellie said.
"How, how, how close am I?" George asked.
"There's like $8," Shellie replied.
"$8.60," someone in the background is heard saying.