Zimmerman makes bond, released from jail
SANFORD, FL (CNN) — George Zimmerman, a Florida man charged with murder in the February shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, was released from jail on Friday, a day after a judge set a new bail amount.
A Florida judge on Thursday set a $1 million bail with new restrictions on Zimmerman (pictured), saying he believes the suspect may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution in the killing of Martin.
Zimmerman’s previous bail – $150,000 – was revoked last month after the judge learned Zimmerman and his wife had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations from the public.
Leading up to the judge’s decision Thursday, Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara asked the judge to set the same $150,000 bail amount that he granted in April. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda countered that Zimmerman should remain in jail without bail because he was complicit in lying to the court and can’t be trusted.
Credit: CNN Wire