Zimmerman Released From Jail On Bond

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SANFORD, FL. (CNN) - George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is walking free.  He was released on bond overnight.

George Zimmerman walked out of jail in Sanford, Florida wearing a brown jacket and jeans and carrying a brown paper bag in his arms.

He got into the back of a white BMW.  And he had nothing to say to reporters.

A judge set bond at 150-thousand dollars at a hearing on Friday.  With the 10 percent cash payment customarily made to secure bond, Zimmerman’s family needed $15,000 to post his bond.

Zimmerman apologized to Martin's family at that hearing.

I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was, I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not.

Zimmerman's attorney said his client was responding to an interview in which martin's mother said she wanted to hear from the man who shot her son.

But a lawyer for martin's family called the apology insincere.
Saturday... Zimmerman got a jailhouse visit from his attorney.. Who described Zimmerman’s state of mind to reporters.

He's sort of focused on getting out at this point, it's a long, long process, this is the first few steps of it. And he's still very worried about the fact that he's facing a life sentence on a second degree murder charge.

I'm Ed Payne reporting.

The sheriff's office said Zimmerman was fitted with an electronic monitoring device, which can keep tabs on his whereabouts in real time.

It's unclear if he's allowed to leave the state of Florida.

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