Zimmerman released from jail
July 6th, 2012
02:54 PM ET

Zimmerman released from jail

George Zimmerman - a Florida man charged with murder in the February shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin - was released from jail on Friday, a day after a judge set a new bail amount.

A Florida judge on Thursday set a $1 million bail with new restrictions on Zimmerman (pictured), saying he believes the suspect may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution in the killing of Martin.

Zimmerman's previous bail - $150,000 - was revoked last month after the judge learned Zimmerman and his wife had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations from the public.

Leading up to the judge's decision Thursday, Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara asked the judge to set the same $150,000 bail amount that he granted in April. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda countered that Zimmerman should remain in jail without bail because he was complicit in lying to the court and can't be trusted.

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  1. Richard Roe

    Tena J doesn't like FACTS from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    So Tena J swaps "white" and "black" and thinks it's being intelligent and witty.

    Tena J isn't even a competent liar.

    July 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fk Y T

    Jeff you are anexample ofhow dumb americans are! lol Keep speaking you dummy and so are the low lifes that agree with you. All you white folks need to go back to europe were you belong! All praises to the most high ya'll judgement is coming very soon!

    July 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mr Dalloway

    Although we will banter back and forth on this matter, the one thing which we should keep in mind, and I can't emphasize this enough, is that after the trial he's going to prison. Case is NOW closed!

    July 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr Dalloway

    I feel that the judicial system will treat him the way Bernie Madoff was treated, but eventually he'll have the book thrown at him (a stiff sentence).

    July 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frontpocket

    Habeas corpus

    July 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 101st airborne

    Beware of the false prophets, their way is the gates of hell JIM ! You're no christian and never has been ! GOD loves everyone Gays too, but he hates the sin ! He, Jesus gave his life for humans not just white folks . The drawing of David as a youth, and the hidden Jesus In the catholic church , should tell you something

    July 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sirrahad

    Too bad people won't let the law do its job.

    July 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    ...y'all don't forget the judicial preferential treatment due for being a judge's son...and the fact that the sanford police department has bonded endearingly wittah wannabecop...
    however my money is on he's going down and y'all should be buyin' him some high heels shoes t'go with dem pantyhose...lol

    July 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, C'mon!!

      Lol! Zimmy is 5'6", right? Typical Napoleon complex action going on there...lol!

      July 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the American Justice Railroad

    We don't care if he's guilty or not. There are powerful people who want him in jail, so by God that's where we'll put him.

    July 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO ©

    Please tell me most of these commenters are not in the potential jury pool.

    July 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, C'mon!!

      Obviously, you admire BOMBO © enough to troll him. Jealous? You should be. He's a actual rocket scientist.

      July 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Actually I think we should have professional jurors.

      And I'm a chemist.

      July 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Oh, C'mon!!

    Cnn's posting my answers is the wrong spots...w t h??

    July 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Geez, if your going to limit me to the last page on your mobile site, could it at least be a better page than the answers to posts you've deleted?? Get with it, WP. Your mobile site stinks.

    July 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mr Dalloway

    I'm very certain Z will get it in the end, in the end. More cushion for the pushin now bend over and grab your ankles big Z.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr Dalloway

    Supports of Z are welcome to send tampuns to him.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mr Dalloway

    Oh and his wife is a witch.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
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