Posted: Jul 6, 2012 2:01 PM
Source: Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. - The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million.
George Zimmerman left the Seminole County jail on Friday. He was wearing a white dress shirt and a jacket when he left.
A judge granted Zimmerman bond Thursday for a second time, setting it at $1 million. His previous $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors presented evidence that he had misled the court about his finances. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in Martin's death.
Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke Friday at a news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton. She says that knowing her son's killer "may walk free sometime, one day, it really hurts."
Martin's family is in New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival, an annual musical extravaganza that also tackles themes of importance to African-Americans, such as education and the criminal justice system.