George Zimmerman leaved the jail after being bailed of $1 million as he awaits the trial for the killing charges to 17 year old Trayvon Martin. About 3pm he walked out the jail dressed in a gray suit covering a bulletproof vest with bodyguard and an unknown man in Seminole County Correctional Facility.
Florida Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester raised Zimmerman's bond Thursday from $150,000 to $1 million after prosecutors proved that Zimmerman had misled the court about how much money he had raised from supporters and stashed in bank accounts. Lester wrote that it was reasonable to assume that since Zimmerman had more than $130,000 in cash and a second passport, he might try to flee the U.S. to avoid prosecution.
Zimmerman, 28, was charged in April with killing of the teen in February. He was quickly released on $150,000 bail, and began raising money for his legal defense fund through a website. He was ordered to surrender himself to jail in June after the court learned of his true finances.
Zimmerman defend himself to the second degree murder charge as he just did it for self defense as Trayvon Martin attacked him.