Early this morning, George Zimmerman, who faces a second degree murder charge in the Trayvon Martin case, was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bond.
According to CNN:
Zimmerman walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida, around midnight Sunday, wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a brown paper bag in his arms. He got into the back of a white BMW and did not speak to reporters.
It was not immediately known where he was headed. Family members and Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, have stressed the need for secrecy regarding Zimmerman’s destination. Both he and his family have received threats, they said.
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said Zimmerman had been fitted with a GPS monitoring device allowing authorities to track his location.
Martin’s family wasn’t pleased by news of Zimmerman’s release, said one of their attorneys, Daryl Parks.
“It’s tough for them to see their son’s killer walk free again,” he said.
Bond in second degree murder cases is not uncommon and Zimmerman was granted bail last week when he appeared in court. Conditions of his bond include the mentioned GPS monitor, and having no contact with Trayvon’s family or any types of weapons.
During the bond hearing, Zimmerman “apologized” to Trayvon’s parents, saying he was “sorry” for the loss of their son. But one of the family’s lawyers, Natalie Jackson, commented on his apology, calling it the “most disingenuous, insulting thing” she had ever seen.