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George Zimmerman leaves Seminole County Jail after posting bond on July 6.
George Zimmerman is staying in a safe house in Seminole County, Fla. after posting bond to get out of jail a second time, his attorneys said in a statement on Sunday.
Zimmerman was released from jail Friday afternoon after a judge set his bond at $1 million. Zimmerman’s original bail of $150,000 was revoked and he was ordered to return to jail last month after prosecutors said he and his wife misled the court about how much money they had.
“In addition to the $15,000 Mr. Zimmerman paid for his previous bond, $85,000 was paid from the George Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund to reach the 10 percent of the $1,000,000 required,” said a statement on the website set up by Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara.
The statement by O'Mara thanked the generous outpouring of online donations -- $36,000 since Zimmerman's release.
With Zimmerman freed, O’Mara said he could actively participate in his defense.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman claims he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense.
“The defense maintain that Mr. Zimmerman has a strong self-defense claims, and this is what we will be focusing on in the months ahead,” the website states.
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