George Zimmerman took the stand at a bail hearing today, apologizing to the parents of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who he fatally shot in February. A judge set Zimmerman’s bail at $150,000 and his attorney said he could be free in several days. Authorities and attorneys are working on arrangements to allow Zimmerman to live outside Florida as he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge because of threats made against him and his family.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set certain conditions for Zimmerman’s release. Zimmerman cannot have any guns, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs and must observe a curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Zimmerman surrendered his passport at the start of the hearing.
After the hearing, the Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump stated that Trayvon’s parents were outraged and devastated that Zimmerman got to give a self-serving apology to help get him bond. Why is Sanfod Florida protecting this man?