(SANFORD, Fla.) — George Zimmerman walked calmly out of a Florida jail at midnight Monday after posting $150,000 bond as he awaits trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman left the John E. Polk Correctional Facility at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office accompanied by a man ABC News identified as his possible bail bondsman. The 28-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer posted bond and was fitted with an electronic monitoring device prior to release, according to a statement from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
The GPS device can give immediate identification of an offender’s whereabouts anywhere in the U.S. at any given time, according to a statement from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office — a possible hint that the defense’s request that Zimmerman be allowed to wait out the trial out of Florida may have been granted.
Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, was wearing a brown jacket and jeans, and seemed to be carrying his personal items in a brown paper bag as he walked to a waiting car. He and the man accompanying him were seen getting into a white BMW sport utility vehicle.
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