George Zimmerman walks out of jail after posting a $150,000 bail
Linkedin

George Zimmerman walks out of jail after posting a $150,000 bail

Tampa : FL : USA | Apr 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman launches website to get your money!

George Zimmerman was released from a county jail on Sunday after a $150,000 bail was posted by his lawyers

George Zimmerman has finally bought his temporary freedom as he was released from jail after his lawyers posted a $150,000 bail. Zimmerman was seen leaving the jail around midnight on Sunday and since then, there has been no sign of him.

George Zimmerman was charged for the murder of a 17-year-old black Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed at the time that he was killed. Zimmerman is charged with a second-degree murder and in such cases bail is seldom given out, however, it is not unheard of.

George Zimmerman was seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans when he left the jail around Sunday midnight. He was also carrying a brown paper bag, which probably held his belongings. He then met a man outside the jail and was whisked away in a white car to an undisclosed location, which will be kept a secret for his security.

The hearing for the bail was administered by Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who said at a hearing on Friday that Zimmerman cannot have any guns and he must also observe a 7 p.m. till 6 p.m. curfew while he is out. Zimmerman also had to surrender his passport as he is barred from leaving the country. He had to put up a 10 percent or $150,000 to make bail, and it is not clear as yet that how the money was raised to make this payment amount.

According to details, Zimmerman's father has plans to take out a second mortgage to raise money for his son's legal expenditures. A few weeks back, a website was also created by George Zimmerman himself, in which he had asked for donations. It is not known as yet that how much money was raised through that channel.

George Zimmerman himself used to work at a mortgage risk-management company at the time of the shooting. However, he had to leave his job due to the case and hence it was being difficult for him to meet his expenditures.

George Zimmerman had two previous brushes with the law, but neither of the incidents resulted in charges. In 2005 he was accused of attacking an undercover officer who was trying to arrest Zimmerman's friend and in the same year, he was accused of attacking his girlfriend.

1 of 18
Next
Zimmerman makes first appearance on murder charges in Sanford, Florida
Zimmerman makes first appearance on murder charges in Sanford, Florida
Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Zimmerman out on bond in Trayvon case

      Houston Chronicle
    Fla. (AP) George Zimmerman was released around midnight Sunday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin . The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue...
  • George Zimmerman released from Florida jail on bail

      The Independent
    We are told this on an almost daily basis and unless you live in ... Suggested Topics George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail on 150,000 US dollars bond as he awaits trial for shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighbourhood watch volunteer...
  • Zimmerman released on bail ahead of trial

      Al Jazeera
    33 George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, has been released from a Florida jail, after a judge set bail at $150,000, a spokesperson for the sheriff in Seminole County, Florida, has...
  • Black teen's killer free on bail

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Wearing a brown jacket, jeans and carrying a brown paper bag, Zimmerman walked out of the John E Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County moments after midnight after posting bail and meeting other conditions set for his release at a pre-trial...
  • George Zimmerman Released from Jail

    Phone Number (required): -- Enter your phone number...Zimmerman is set to face trial on second-degree murder in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin . Zimmerman's exit from jail was a quiet one ... none of the reporters on scene shouted...
  • Trayvon Martin case: shooter freed on bail

      The Hindu
    George Zimmerman (28), the Hispanic man who shot dead African-American Trayvon Martin (17) sparking off the year's biggest debate on racial tensions in the United States, was set free on bail over the weekend, adding another twist to the nearly-two-...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.