The man accused of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin put up $15K, just 10 percent of his $150K bail, early Monday morning.
Shortly after midnight Monday, George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February, was released on bail from the Seminole County Jail. As the New York Times reports, Zimmerman, who wore a brown jacket and blue jeans, looked very solemn as he exited before a crowd of photographers and reporters.
He avoided the media and neglected to make a statement upon exiting. Accompanied by an unidentified man, Zimmerman entered a white BMW and drove off.
The shooter posted $15K, just 10 percent of the $150K bail originally set by Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., on Friday.
It’s unknown where Zimmerman, who is claiming self-defense in the case, will live as he awaits trial on second-degree murder charges; however, reports indicate it will be outside the state of Florida.
Judge Lester demanded that while out on bail, Zimmerman must refrain from drinking alcohol, using drugs or firearms and observe a curfew of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. He is also not allowed to possess a gun.
Zimmerman was also ordered to surrender his passport.
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