SANFORD, Fla. – A judge on Friday revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting dead an unarmed black 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours.

George Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder and claims self-defense. Zimmerman shot Martin in February during a confrontation at a gated community of townhouses in Sanford, where Zimmerman lived and where Martin was visiting his father’s fiancee.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 available that had been raised by a website he set up.

Zimmerman’s wife testified at the bond hearing that they had limited funds available since she was a nursing student and Zimmerman wasn’t working.

“He can’t sit back and obtain the benefit of a lower bond based upon those material falsehoods,” Lester said.

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said the fact that Zimmerman and his wife never used the money for anything indicated “there was no deceit.”

Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda described the Zimmermans’ testimony as “misleading.”

“This court was led to believe they didn’t have a single penny,” said De la Rionda. “It was misleading and I don’t know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie.”

The judge said he would schedule a hearing after Zimmerman is back in custody so he could explain himself.

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, said his clients have always said Zimmerman should remain in jail until trial. O’Mara has said he believes the trial won’t occur until next year.

Crump was asked if he thought that if Zimmerman would be willing to lie about his finances that he would be willing to lie about what happened the night Martin was killed.

“We fully expect that the special prosecutor will make George Zimmerman’s credibility be front and center in this entire case,” Crump said.

Prosecutors also said Zimmerman had failed to surrender a second passport, but the judge dismissed that concern as the equivalent of someone who has lost a driver’s license, applies for a new one and then finds the old driver’s license.

At Friday’s court hearing, De la Rionda and O’Mara also asked a judge to stop the public release of witness names and statements made by Zimmerman to police officers. Those documents normally are part of the public record under Florida law.

“What’s occurring, unfortunately, are cases are being tried in the public sector as opposed to in the courtroom,” De La Rionda said.

A consortium of more than a dozen media groups, including The Associated Press, asked the judge to ignore the request.

O’Mara said 50 witnesses need to be deposed before he decides whether to file a “stand your ground” motion which would ask for a hearing before a judge without a jury. Zimmerman would argue self-defense under the Florida law which gives wide latitude to use deadly force if people believe they are in danger of being killed or seriously injured.