George Zimmerman Bail Set At $150,000
Zimmerman addressed Martin’s parents while taking the stand: “I wanted to say that 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. And I did not know whether he was armed or not."
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions for Zimmerman’s release, CBS and the Associated Press reported: he must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet; must not be in possession of firearms; must not consume alcohol or controlled substances; must not have any contact with the Martin family and adhere to a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, asked the judge to allow Zimmerman to leave the state while wearing a GPS bracelet, CBS reported, and to keep his location confidential. Zimmerman had surrendered his passport at the start of the hearing, the AP reported.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. He claims self-defense in the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin.
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