George Zimmerman is once again fighting to be released from jail. The 28-year-old is awaiting to hear the amount of bail that will be set, if any, at his second bond hearing today.

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Zimmerman's $150,000 bond was revoked earlier this month when prosecutors informed the judge that Zimmerman and his wife misinformed the court about their financial status, neglecting to reveal that they had raised $135,000 at the time on a fundraising website. After their funds were revealed, Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, was charged with perjury. She is awaiting arraignment, which is set for the end of July.

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 Now, Zimmerman needs a good explanation to convince the judge to let him out of jail again. His attorney called an expert on finances to testify. The judge has said that one factor working in Zimmerman's favor is that that he turned himself in once the latest charges were filed.

Still, there are also aspects of the case working against him. The judge has to consider whether Zimmerman is a flight risk or a threat to the community and whether or not he is trustworthy enough to let out again.

The parents and older brother of Trayvon Martin, the teen Zimmerman is charged with shooting, attended the hearing.

I personally hope that at the very least, the judge sets the bail MUCH higher than the first time around—especially since that bond was an direct (unfair!) result of his and his wife's omission.

Watch the live bail hearing here:

Do you think Zimmerman should be given bail again? Tell us in the comments below!

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Michelle Regalado is a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. She loves reading, travel, pop culture, and writing about anything and everything.

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