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Zimmerman's previous bail - $150,000 - was revoked last month after the judge learned Zimmerman and his wife had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations from the public.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

    I would like to see the community that Trayvon lived in from fenced off until the verdict.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bentcross

    Trayvon had it coming; you could just look at this kid and know he was never going to amount to anything except a state dependent thug. Now if only a few thousand more trayvons would happen.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Richard Roe

    Bring it Sarah.

    The rest of America is getting sick and tired of black criminals.

    "Take" to OUR streets and you're going to get a rude awakening.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tha Chikin

    I highly doubt they will burn the city and riot... it's a backwater town in the middle of Florida. There aren't a whole lot of people there except for retirees, mosquitoes, and alligators. It's not like LA where people are just LOOKING for an excuse to loot. Accordingly, the verdict will come down and not one golf game will be interrupted.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Vickie Jenkins

    OMG this guy keeps getting so many chances and Trayvon did not get a chance. OMG I am stunned how he can come up with all this money. He might be able to get away with it down here but there is a higher power that he will have to take responsibilitly and tell the TRUTH.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      Travon did get a chance..

      July 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • corpsman


      Travon did get a chance..

      Yes, a chance to confront a vigilante thug. If Zimmerman was much of a man it would have been a fight, not the murder of an unarmed teenager.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard Roe

      Trayvon had multiple chances.

      He had the chance to go home when he ran from Zimmerman. Instead he doubled back and confronted Zimmerman.

      Then Trayvon had the chance to respond to Zimmerman like a law-abiding person. Instead he chose to lay hands on Zimmerman and deliver some violent criminal thug-justice to a smaller person.

      And then Trayvon had the chance to halt his criminal assault on Zimmerman. Instead he escalated the assault to attempted murder, smashing Zimmermans's head into a concrete sidewalk repeatedly.

      Trayvon had plenty of chances and he threw them all away in favor of acting like a thug.

      Good riddance.

      July 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lburk

      What do you mean chances? Were you there? Do you know for a fact he is guilty? Have you seen the evidence? Why do so many want to believe what is in the media. Get a clue. Remember this. Believe None of what you read and Half of what you see. The media is all hype. The courtromm will be all fact, or at least the best they'll be able to come up with. He may very well be guilty, but let the jury decide not some website. Don't be fools!

      July 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David

    They won't miss with me, but you of course is a whole different matter.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. letzimmermango

    JUSTICE for George Zimmerman. He should not even have had to pay bail a second time or have it revoked! He is an innocent man. And if it was really his money, why did the judge say that he was using 'other people's money' in the legal notes of his bond hearing transcript? Make sure you find his legal defense site and donate what you can, I did!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      What did P.T. Barnum say?

      July 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Yes, please! Zimmerman needs your money more than Romney and the RNC do. Funnel all of your funds to George Zimmerman.

      July 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vic of NewYork

      Start the revolution! $50 for the scalp of every Conservative! If they want BAD, give em BAD. Let's turn America into Syria and Egypt! Let it burn, if it will bring down the racist Conservative Dogs!

      July 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kris

    So, G. Zimmerman & his lawyer lied to again? Was it not just yesterday that they said this new amount would be difficult, if not impossible for G.Z. to raise?

    July 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steve O

    "of course just another undisiplined fatherless afro american- what would you expect differently"
    You've forgotten that not only does he have a father, he was also the victim here.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bert

    If Jerry Sandusky was allowed to post bail so can Zimmerman! Geez

    July 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nick

    First of all Mr Zimmerman at most would get Mansaughter, as to lying to the Judge that was crap from Prosecuters Office when he was asked about current money the donations were only in the works he did not have the money in hand People out just talking this crap should know all the facts before rattling on .Eather was this kid by the way was no Saint by any means is still dead and this guys life is over he will have to pay frome the Wrongfull Deaths Suite and we the taxpayers will get it up the butt four a trial of no winning side to a end I is a sad day in America but on the bright side the Florida Courts have ruled that Obama at this time can not be on the Florida Ballot due to his questionable birth .so the news will now have something eles to buzz about for awile god bless and God Bless America .

    July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Reneé Stephanie

    This just keeps getting better and better...

    July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Richard Roe

    The "black community" is certainly HAPPY to be ignored when people point out that blacks make up one-eighth of the US population but supply us with over HALF of all our murderers and violent criminals.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rochester New York

    We have a program in Rochester called PAC-TAC.
    (police an citizens – together against crime)
    When you volunteer, you are trained by police volunteers.
    You are then issued a neon vest identifying you, and are given a radio.
    The radio responds directly to 911.
    You always walk in pairs or groups.
    You are NOT to be armed.
    Your job is to spot and report problems.

    Florida has a bad law.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hoddie

    travon wore his hoddie like a crown he called his missing daddy Jesus

    July 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
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