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George Zimmerman in safe house after bailing out of jail

George Zimmerman appears in court in this file photo.

July 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Florida neighborhood watchman charged with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is being protected in a safe house.

The attorney for George Zimmerman says his client has received death threats and thought the security was a necessary precaution.

Zimmerman was released Friday after posting bail for the second time on a second-degree murder charge.

His defense fund helped him post the required 10 percent of the $1 million bond.

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