This morning, a Florida judge set George Zimmerman’s bond at $1 million. It’s unclear how long it will take for Zimmerman to be released from the jail in which he’s been held since his previous bond was revoked amid allegations that he had lied to the court about his finances.
Zimmerman will be free for the duration of his pending trial on a second-degree murder charge for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which he claims happened in self-defense, is he pays the bond.
After more than two hours of testimony last Friday, [Florida judge Kenneth] Lester adjourned a bond hearing to weigh several pieces of evidence presented by the defense during the proceedings.
Zimmerman, who appeared in court unshackled and dressed in a suit, did not take the stand to explain why he and his wife misled the court about their personal finances, presumably to get a lower bond amount, prosecutors argued.