George Zimmerman to Be Released on $150,000 Bond


This morning (April 20) Florida Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. ruled that George Zimmerman will be released on $150,000 bond.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was walking home the evening of February 26. Zimmerman claimed he acted in self-defense. He also requested to meet with Martin’s parents, but they rejected his invite.

During the hearing Zimmerman took to the stand and apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents for their loss. “I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit older than I was,” he stated. 

The bond hearing ruled that he would be released with conditions which include GPS monitoring, contacting the authorities every three days, no contact with the victim’s family, no possession of firearms, no use of controlled substances, and other than those prescribed by a physician.

What do you think, did Zimmerman get off easy after this case gained worldwide attention?