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Judge Sets Bail at $150K for George Zimmerman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- April 20, 2012 - 11:12am

Judge sets bail at $150K for George Zimmerman, who is charged in Trayvon Martin's death.

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- April 20, 2012

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has taken the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to the parents of Trayvon Martin for shooting their son.

Zimmerman made the brief statement during Friday's hearing over whether he should be released on bail while he awaits trial on second-degree murder charges.

Zimmerman told Martin's parents that he was "sorry for the loss of your son." He said he didn't know that Martin was 17 and that he was unarmed during their altercation in a central Florida neighborhood.

The 28-year-old Zimmerman shot Martin the night of Feb. 26. He says Martin attacked him.

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- April 20, 2012

The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin is asking a Florida judge to let him out of jail while he awaits trial.

An attorney for George Zimmerman is asking the Seminole County judge to let Zimmerman post bail at a hearing Friday.

Legal experts say Zimmerman stands a good chance of being granted bail since he has proven he is not a flight risk. He turned himself into authorities last week after he was charged with second-degree murder.

Zimmerman has admitted to fatally shooting the 17-year-old unarmed teen during a confrontation last February in a gated community in Sanford, about 15 miles northeast of Orlando.

But Zimmerman says he shot out of self-defense.


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