(CBS News) SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman was granted bond of $150,000 Friday in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder.
Zimmerman was granted bond at a hearing Friday because Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester was persuaded he was not a flight risk and, despite Zimmerman’s killing of Martin, believed he posed no threat to his community.
Lawyers were working out the conditions and security restrictions of Zimmerman’s release Saturday, as well as the precautions for his safety. It’s possible he could stay outside Florida while awaiting trial. And it’s all but certain his location will be kept secret.
He’s expected to post bond and leave jail sometime this weekend.
Zimmerman surprised the courtroom Friday — especially Trayvon Martin’s parents — when he walked to the stand in shackles to apologize for shooting the unarmed teenager.