In brief: Zimmerman surrenders to police
MIAMI – George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into a central Florida jail two days after his bond was revoked.
Zimmerman’s legal team said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that he was in police custody. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman’s bond on Friday, saying the defendant and his wife had lied to the court in April about their finances so he could obtain a lower bond.
About 40 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. Sunday deadline to surrender, the Seminole County jail website listed Zimmerman as an inmate. He was being held without bail and had $500 in his jail account, the website showed.
Prosecutors said last week that Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website set up for his legal defense. They suggested more has been collected since and deposited in a bank account. Defense attorneys say the matter is a misunderstanding.
The judge said Friday he would schedule a hearing after Zimmerman was back in custody so he could explain himself.
Mormons join Utah Gay Pride Parade
SALT LAKE CITY – More than 300 Mormon church members who are not gay drew shouts of approval and tears from spectators while marching in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in downtown Salt Lake City.
The Mormons say they sought to send a message of love to Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by joining the annual parade Sunday. Their participation marked the first time such a large group of Mormons took part in the parade, organizers said.
The Mormons, dressed in their Sunday best, included fathers carrying their children on their shoulders and mothers pushing strollers, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Real-life Doogie Howser to get M.D.
CHICAGO – A 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later is about to become the youngest person to earn an M.D. at the University of Chicago.
Sho Yano will graduate this week from the Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology.
Yano graduated with honors from Loyola University after just three years before starting medical school at age 12.
Yano is preparing to begin his residency training in pediatric neurology.