George Zimmerman leaves Florida jail on $1M bond


Zimmerman left the Seminole County Jail on Friday, one day after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted a $1 million bail with strict conditions.

The first time out of jail, he was allowed to leave Florida, but the neighborhood watch leader is required to remain in Seminole County this time. 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. Staying in Florida will make it tougher to keep Zimmerman's location secret this time around. His attorney, however, said a safe house has been located for his client.

Zimmerman had been released on a $150,000 bond in April, but that was revoked last month after prosecutors revealed that Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an earlier bond hearing.

Attorneys said a website Zimmerman created for his legal defense had raised $135,000 at the time of his first bond hearing. He and his wife did not disclose the money at the time, and Shellie Zimmerman even said the couple was financially strapped because she was a student and her husband was not working.

Shellie Zimmerman was charged with perjury and arrested for lying about their finances. She faces arraignment at the end of the month on a perjury charge. She was freed on bond.

Zimmerman's attorneys said Thursday that there was $211,000 in an account, which included the amount raised from Zimmerman's website and also money generated from another website set up by his legal team. An additional $20,000 was raised in the day after the judge issued the $1 million bond order.

Zimmerman had to pay a bond company $100,000 but also needed $1 million in collateral to secure the bail, his legal team said. According to ABC News, Zimmerman's parents put up their house as collateral.

George Zimmerman is accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 during a confrontation with the 17-year-old in a Sanford, Fla. neighborhood. Martin was walking home from a convenience store when Zimmerman spotted him from his truck and called police to report him as suspicious.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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