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Zimmerman's previous bail - $150,000 - was revoked last month after the judge learned Zimmerman and his wife had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations from the public.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

    hahahaha whats funny is that you think you know what purple dank is. juice and candy is a street drug?! wow, you cant believe what you just typed. thats amazing. i dont believe in reliogion, but if i did, id pray for you.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sarah

    The black community has been ignored once again !!!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      yah that is pretty much what happens when you cry all the time and play the race card. Everyone gets sick of it and stops listening.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      How so?

      July 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamjki

      Not ignored, the KKK will ride tomorrow nite in Sanford like it always has.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HangDaNaggas

    'Come November/January when the AGUS is *NEW* there are a ton of people who would like to introduce charges against Ms. Corey for sure ~ and no Governers writ of absolute immunity is going to protect her.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RoadRunner, Albuquerque, NM

    And the holocaust did not happen either. But if it did, it would have been the Jews fault.

    Oh, and we've already got 10,000 George Zimmermans. It's called "the deep South."

    You have a deranged mentality, Jeff. Hope you get some help.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lowe

    Yea Just like we need 100000 Yaser Arafats

    July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. paula parker

    Some monkey is going to make sure that it is only 999,999 George Zimmermans' left. You white folks think you own the planet but you don't. Your day will come just like all the rest.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • salinesolution

      I hope Africa isn't your business model.

      July 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bab

    Long live Zimmerman!! Let us be rid of the street thugs!!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • msjt1952

      Until z shots down your family member.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • reep

      I hope some one does what gz did to travon marting to someone in your family

      July 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamjki

      Let Z loose on the street without his gun, and see how brave he is.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Robert Lockwood Mills

    As a practical matter, letting Zimmerman go temporarily shouldn't make a difference. If he tries to run, he'll be hunted down like a wild animal and/or shot by a vigilante. He knows this, so he'll take his chances in court. He might get lucky and get off...my guess is a hung jury.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

    Well at least he's got an ankle bracelet this time. Between that and the firearms sweep that the police will do periodically should keep him from murdering anyone else until the trial. Of course that won't prevent him from getting into other kinds of trouble, which just seems to follow him wherever he goes.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tab

    about 10 miles from my house there was a white guy found on the side of the road, dead. He was a off duty cop, coming from a fundraiser. He had a wife and a newborn baby girl...the guy that killed him was 18 and black. He robbed the cop and then shot and killed him...for no rerason. Why did this not make national news??

    July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • House

      Too bad his name wasn't Zimm.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. notlikeitseems

    run George, run for your life. you'll never get a fair trial after the 'reparations' crowd gets a hold of ya.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kareen

    If the Judge believes he was a flight risk, why did he let him out again?
    Doesn't make sense,

    July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • human being

      that is what ive been saying the judge is obviously dim...

      July 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Skinsfan66

    Good, he should not be in jail to start with. He defended his life

    July 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ricky

    he should be lock up. That so sad

    July 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skinsfan66

      Why? He was attached and defended his life. All the evidence points to this. Even the lie detector tests the police gave him showed he was telling the truth.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bentcross

    This is getting ridiculous, just let this guy go, he did everybody a favor by getting rid of another state dependent thug who clearly had it coming to him. right NoLimitNi......? that says it all.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
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