George Zimmerman Released on Bail, Will Await Trial in Undisclosed Location

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George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail at midnight this morning after posting $150,000 bond. Charged with second-degree murder, he will now be living in a secret location as he awaits trial for the death of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman exited the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

The GPS device, which can pinpoint an offender's whereabouts at any given time, will be monitored by the SCSO and Seminole County Probation.

Reports indicate that he may be allowed to leave the state, which is unusual in a murder case, but is arguably necessary for his own security.

At his bond hearing on Friday morning, Judge Kenneth Lester agreed to allow George Zimmerman to post a $150,000 bond and leave jail pending trial.

The prosecution had argued that Zimmerman should be denied bail or that it should be set at $1 million, but Lester disagreed on both accounts.

Bail is rarely denied altogether unless the defendant is considered dangerous or a flight risk, which he is not (especially with the ankle monitor).

Zimmerman also stunned the court Friday by taking the stand and apologizing to Trayvon Martin's family, who were sitting in the courtroom.

"I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am," the 28-year-old said.

"I did not know if he was armed or not."

Zimmerman told police the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin that he was acting in self-defense after Martin punched him and pounced on him.

Zimmerman told police that Martin then bashed his head into the concrete sidewalk during the altercation that took place in Sanford, Fla.

A bloody photo of George Zimmerman's head taken right after the attack surfaced last week, perhaps bolstering his self-defense claim.

Still, his actions that night remain questionable enough for the D.A. to bring second-degree murder charges in the death of Martin, 17.

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50 cent has written a rap song to try to raise funds to get hero private security officer George zimmerrman freed and cleared of second degree murder charges. "cap the hoodie, cap the hood" opens with a young black drug addict flipping up his hood on his "hoodie" and then being "capped" by a white man who resembles gz. gz holds his magnum sidewise ans shoots "ghetto style". the final lyric states,"skittles and teas, skittles and teas...next time trayvon...buy that shit at mickey d's"...sad that the black community wants to benefit financially from such a tragedy!

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free george zimmerman defense fund...none other than 50 cent,the girlfriend of boxer "pretty boy" floyd mayweather,with an endorsement from president o.rang Hatan, has cut a rap song to free zimmerman. a rap video was produced at the brooklyn studio of spike lee..entitled "cap the hoodie,cap the hood".

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@ Maria Ward - you need help. You are a sick individual. Your race is full of hate.

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Free George Zimmerman - He is innocent!

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@Kew1224 I'm with you...a hoodie has always been merely a garment to me. I'm white and I wear 'em a lot. I'm no way near a "thug". This boils down to a warped, biased attempt to make this a "racial profiling" issue. And by those, who practice racism laced with their own rage. And that's all it is.

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@Lolita Fact: A white man in Alabama was brutally beaten by approx. 20 black adults--to the point of unconsciousness this week. They walked away saying, "This is justice for Trayvon." Yeah, I think there's a real need for "stand your ground" laws...may all states pass such legislation soon. Unfortunately, it's getting THAT rough out there this type of law is necessary.

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I always thought hoodies were for keeping you from getting wet or helping to keep some of the cold off your head. I did not know they are thug attire. No wonder the sagging pants are put in the same category. The rappers started the sagging pants, showing your under is so disgusting and gross,

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The stand your ground law is very bad,it gives people who carry guns to take someone's life if you think they are looking at you funny. I wonder if a cop tells someone to pull over,can they shoot him, and say they feared for their life? Thisl law is a legal license to kill.

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FACT- 2 PEOPLE COLLIDED AND ONE DIED BY GUNSHOT! EVERYTHING ELSE IS SPECULATION. BLACKS PUT OUT- KILL ZIMMERMAN-KILL THE JUDGE AND HOLDER DOES NOTHING. BLACK PANTHERS PUT OUT A HIT-OBAMA DOES NOTHING.BLACKS ARE MAKING ZIMMERMAN INTO A HERO -WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT.

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@ george By your own admission you're godless. Therefore, you're not following any deity. Didn't say you were racist. You are the one that told Redlady you wouldn't count on her prayers being answered which obviously is a round about way of stating your position--vague though it may be. An obvious form of sarcasm in response to her comment. Your further dig at Zimmerman by throwing him in the same category with Satan is again a subtle remark that has not gone unnoticed. What? You just can't stand it when somebody calls you out?

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