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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 Zimmerman’s original bail of $150,000 was revoked and he was ordered to return to jail last month after prosecutors said he and his wife misled the court about how much money they had.

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“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.

Zimmerman posts $1 million bond

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.

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“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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