Lawfuel.com – George Zimmerman has been released on bail in a “low key” moment as described in a New York Times report, where he escaped the interest that has followed him following the charge of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The Times reports that Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bail from a county jail in Florida around midnight Sunday as he awaits trial on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
As he left, Mr. Zimmerman was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He followed a man, who was also carrying bags, into a white vehicle and drove away, according to The Associated Press.
The release was a rare low-key moment in a case that has captured feverish national interest in recent weeks. No questions were shouted at Mr. Zimmerman as he left and he gave no statement, The A.P. said.
His destination was being kept secret for his protection; Mr. Zimmerman has received death threats.
Last week, his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said Mr. Zimmerman would remain in jail for several days until arrangements were made for paying his bond and finding a secure location.
During a hearing last week, a Seminole County Circuit Court judge set the bail and imposed a series of restrictions on Mr. Zimmerman’s release. He was not to contact the Martin family or witnesses to the shooting.List your legal jobs on the LawFuel Network