George Zimmerman was released from jail in Florida after posting a $1 Million bond on Friday July 6. The bond stems from the second degree murder charges the death of 17 year old, Trayvon Martin.
The following is via Huffingtonpost.com
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting and killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was able to post bail just one day after his attorney Mark O’Mara took to a website to solicit bond donations. In order to be released, Zimmerman had to pay 10 percent of the amount and have the full amount in collateral, which his attorney said would be difficult to achieve.
“George Zimmerman and his family do not have anywhere near $1,000,000 for collateral,” O’Mara wrote in a statement on GZLegalCasecom. “So even if we pay the $100,000 fee, the bail bond company will have to agree to work with us on how the collateral would be posted.”
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who revoked Zimmerman’s bond in June for misleading the court about how much money he had, said he set the bail significantly higher to circumvent the possibility of Zimmerman using hidden funds to flee the country.
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