Judge Kenneth Lester granted George Zimmerman’s request for bond as he awaits trail on the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Despite objections from the prosecutors, Judge Lester set Zimmerman’s bond for $150,000, far less than the $1 million prosecutors were requesting.

During the hearing, Zimmerman took the stand and apologized to Martin’s family, telling them he was “sorry for the loss of your son,” but that he felt threatened by Martin and thought the teen was closer to his age. Zimmerman’s parents also called into the hearing to say that their son was not violent and that they could not afford an exorbitant bond amount.

Although Judge Lester granted Zimmerman bond, the 28-year-old volunteer Neighborhood Watch Captain will not be released today. However, when he is released from jail, he will have to follow several conditions:  A 7 p.m. to 6 a.am. curfew; meeting with law officials every three days; not contacting the Martin family; he cannot have any access to firearms; and Zimmerman must abstain from drugs and alcohol.

Zimmerman’s formal arraignment hearing on Second Degree Murder is scheduled for May 29.

What do you think of Zimmerman’s bond amount?

  • Mae

    The bond should have been MUCH higher. I hope justice will truly be served.

  • http://changecomesslow.com/2012/04/20/the-sympathetic-defendant/ Nikesha

    No matter the outcome no one will agree with how it all went down. Justice will have still been denied to one side even if justice was done.

  • pink

    Zimmerman made a stupid comment to the affect that he didn’t know Trayvon was so young; that he thought he was nearer his age. What difference does it make Zimmerman…..Trayvon is dead. You killed someone irregardless of their age.

    • Pat

      He lied because he told the dispatcher that Travon was in his late teens..Listen to the 911 tape..The folks in the judiciary system always look out for one another courtesy of pappy Zimmerman(the judge)..Plus I heard the Koch brothers(the tea party) are paying his legal fees so if your buying these products:Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, and Soft n Gentle toilet paper; Brawny paper towels; any of the Dixie plates, bowls and napkins; Sparkle, Vanity Fair and Zee napkins; Georgia-Pacific’s paper, your paying for goerge zimmerman..Please pass the word on the Koch brothers and their products to friends and family..

    • pink

      Pat: If this is true no more Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, or dixie cup products for me. I’ll have to google it and see how the Koch Brothers play into Georgia Pacific

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