Updated:SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —
A Seminole County judge denied a bond request Thursday afternoon for a man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman.
During the hearing, Matthew Apperson’s attorney argued his client should be granted bond, because Apperson has high blood pressure and back pain.
Apperson was arrested in May for an attempted second-degree murder charge. He’s accused of shooting at Zimmerman as the two drove in separate vehicles along Lake Mary Boulevard.
In October, Apperson was found guilty in an unrelated public urination case, for which he served 60 days in jail.
"He was on bond for a very serious crime, and he committed another crime,” a prosecutor said.
Apperson’s attorney argued his client no longer lives next to the neighbor, whose doorstep he’s accused of urinating on.
“We're asking the court to consider a bond based on the relocation, based on the fact that Mr. Apperson did have a bond before that incident,” the attorney said.
But a judge ruled Apperson will remain jailed until the trial for the shooting charge, which is expected to begin next spring.