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George Zimmerman Out of Jail Again


( - George Zimmerman, indicted on a second degree murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, was released from jail on bond for a second time July 6.

Zimmerman was able to post a $1 bail set by Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester. He left the Seminole County Jail for an undisclosed location, but he must stay in Seminole County under strict guidelines set by the judge.

Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond was revoked last month after the court discovered he had lied about being too indigent to post a higher bond. He failed to disclose the more than $100,000 in a Paypal account set up to pay his legal fees. He was put back in jail last month pending the new bond hearing.

His wife, Shellie Zimmerman, accused of talking in code over the phone in order to cover up the amount of the Paypal money, has been charged with perjury. She is free on bond pending a hearing late this month.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge. He claims he shot Martin in self-defense, protected by Florida’s so-called "stand-your-ground" law, which allows a person to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger. However, civil rights leaders and Martin’s parents have pointed out police 911 tapes and other evidence that indicate it was Martin who was defending himself after being pursued by Zimmerman.

According to the Associate Press, while Zimmerman is out on bond, he “must be electronically monitored, can't open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. He has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.”
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