Zimmerman in Safehouse in Seminole County: Attorneys

Zimmerman's attorneys said he was able to post bond thanks to generous donations

By Karen Yi
|  Sunday, Jul 8, 2012  |  Updated 4:32 PM EDT
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Zimmerman was released from jail Friday after he posted $1 million bond.

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George Zimmerman is staying in a safehouse in Seminole County after bonding out of jail for the second time, his attorneys said Sunday.

Zimmerman was released from jail Friday afternoon after a judge set his bond at $1 million. Zimmerman’s original bond of $15,000 was revoked and he was ordered to return to jail last month after prosecutors claimed he and his wife misled the court about how much money they had.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% of the $1,000,000 required,” his attorneys said in a posting on gzlegalcase.com.

In the release on the website, his attorneys thanked the public for their generous outpour of online donations and said more than $36,000 had been raised since the bond was set.

With Zimmerman freed, his attorneys said said he would be able to 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.

As part of his release conditions, Zimmerman must remain in Seminole County, will be monitored with an electronic monitoring device and will have to adhere to a curfew. He also cannot open a bank account or consume alcohol.

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