(Originally published on 04.23.2012)
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was released on $150,000 bond early this morning.
After a bizarre bond hearing on Friday, where the accused took the stand to apologize to the Martin family, Zimmerman walked back out of the Seminole County jail for the second time since Martin’s shooting. As part of the condition for his release, the former neighborhood watch captain had to put up $15,000 of the bail money and must follow a curfew. He also relinquished his passport and guns. His lawyer, Mark O’Mara, told the media Zimmerman will be staying at an undisclosed location to ensure his safety. O’Mara also apologized for Zimmerman’s apology to the Martins, stating if he’d known it would upset them, he wouldn’t have allowed his client to take the stand.