Update 11:14 p.m.: Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted George Zimmerman‘s request for bail in the Trayvon Martin murder. While Zimmerman will not be set free today, he can post $150,000 for his freedom.
Even though Zimmerman will be out soon, he will not be allowed to see his family or possess firearms. Zimmerman will also have to wear a GPS device. [Source: CNN]
SANFORD, Fla. — A bail hearing has begun for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin
An attorney for George Zimmerman is asking the Seminole County judge to let Zimmerman post bail at a hearing Friday. Zimmerman is in the courtroom, shackled but dressed in a suit. Martin’s parents are also in the courtroom.
Experts say Zimmerman stands a good chance of getting bail since he has proven he’s not a flight risk. He turned himself in to authorities last week after he was charged with second-degree murder.
Zimmerman has admitted fatally shooting the 17-year-old unarmed teen during a confrontation last February in a gated community in Sanford, about 15 miles northeast of Orlando. But Zimmerman says the shooting was self-defense.