Posted on

Zimmerman out on bail

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Zimmerman out on bail

Social Share

George Zimmerman has been released from prison on bail as he awaits trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
The neighbourhood watch volunteer left the Seminole County jail late last night on a $150,000 (£93,000) bond.
Zimmerman, 28, is set to go on trial on second-degree murder charges for the fatal shooting of the unarmed black 17-year-old on 26 February.
His ultimate destination, which could be outside Florida, is being kept secret for his safety.
Zimmerman, who says he shot the teenager in self-defence, made no comment to journalists as he left the prison.
Wearing a brown jacket, jeans and carrying a paper bag, he was met by another man and got into a white BMW that drove away.
At his bail hearing last week, the judge said Zimmerman must inform police of his location every three days and stick to a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
He will also be tracked electronically and is forbidden from carrying firearms, drinking alcohol, or contacting the victim’s family personally or through an intermediary.
In court on Friday, Zimmerman apologised to Trayvon’s parents, saying he did not realise the schoolboy’s age, or that he was unarmed. However, a lawyer for the family rejected the apology. (BBC)