Despite lying to the court, George Zimmerman was released from jail on Friday, one day after a Florida judge set a $1 million bond.
Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. found that Zimmerman’s deceit over cash holdings at his first bond hearing in April was not enough to hold him without bail, CNN reports. But Lester also said he believed Zimmerman may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution for the murder of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
In his ruling, Lester noted an undisclosed second passport kept in Zimmerman’s safe deposit box.
Zimmerman had to post 10% of the $1 million bond — $100,000 — to get out of jail.
Zimmerman’s original bail of $150,000 was revoked last month after Lester learned that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, had failed to mention more than $150,000 in donations from the public.
Zimmerman, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s February 26 shooting death. He must now report to officials every two days, cannot open or maintain a bank account and cannot be on the property of an airport. He also cannot apply for or obtain a passport.
He also has a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and like before, will be monitored electronically.
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