Trayvon Martin Murder Case: George Zimmerman Released from Jail on $1 Million Bond in Trayvon Martin Shooting
Five weeks after Kenneth R. Lester Jr. of Seminole County Court revoked George Zimmerman bond, Zimmerman was released again from jail on a $1 million bond. However, not only was the bond much higher this time, George Zimmerman’s release includes much greater restrictions like having to remain in Seminole county. Zimmerman has other restrictions as well, he must wear an electronically monitor, can’t open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. He has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
George Zimmerman has been charged in the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin.
The terms of Mr. Zimmerman’s release include tighter restrictions than before, including a requirement that he remain within Seminole County. One of Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyers, Don West, said in an interview that his client would be living in a “safe house” with his wife until a more permanent residence is found.
Mr. West also said the defense intended to petition the judge to give Mr. Zimmerman more geographic flexibility while he is out on bond.
“We plan to ask the judge to expand the boundaries of where he can live, certainly beyond the county and perhaps outside of the state because I think his safety would be easier to protect if he is farther away from Sanford,” Mr. West said.