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George Zimmerman's attorneys are expected to put forward a request for his immediate release on bond following reports that the 28-year-old is "stressed" and "frustrated" after turning himself in to police on Wednesday.
Zimmerman voluntarily handed himself in to authorities in response to a second-degree murder charge for the death of Trayvon Martin which was filed by special prosecutor, Angela Corey, on Wednesday. He is currently behind bars at Florida's Seminole County jail, according to CBS News.
"We hopefully will have an appearance before the court today at 1.30, I'm hoping the court will consider a bond motion...may or may not if not we'll have a bond motion shortly thereafter. I hope to get [Zimmerman] out, I need him out for my purposes to help me in preparing his defense and it's gonna be a very tough and stressful time for him," Zimmerman's new attorney, Mark O'Mara, said on CBS This Morning on Thursday.
O'Mara, who claims he met Zimmerman for the first time on Wednesday, said that his client was dealing with the situation well despite the circumstances.
"[Zimmerman] has been in obviously hiding for weeks and weeks and weeks without any true support, family, friends without being able to walk down the street. So I think just being in that situation for weeks on end has had its effect on him, I think he's dealing with it ok," O'Mara said.
"Being charged with any crime like this is of course very stressful, he's frustrated, he's tired, he's stressed. So we just need to take it one day at a time," he added.
Corey, a renowned Jacksonville state attorney, made the decision to charge Zimmerman on Wednesday after a three week long investigation into the incident which left 17-year-old Martin dead after he was shot by Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla,. on Feb. 26.
Zimmerman, a self appointed neighborhood watch captain, claims that he was attacked by Martin and that he killed the unarmed teen in self defense.
Martin's parents insist that their son was murdered by Zimmerman, and the case has raised serious questions about Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.
"We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. We will continue to seek the truth throughout this case," Corey said at a press conference on Wednesday.