On Thursday, July 5, a Sanford, Florida judge set George Zimmerman's bail at $1 million. This is the second time the self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, who killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, has had a bail set for him. Will he be released again?
In a blog posted by his defense team, they said "Today, Judge Lester set George Zimmerman's bond at $1,000.000. In order to get out of jail, Mr. Zimmerman will have to pay a bail bond company $100,000 (10% of the bond amount) and have collateral worth $1,000,000....In the next hours and days the defense team will be working to get George released on bail and on effective strategies for moving forward. Much of our decision making will be based upon the funds available for mounting a defense. In the days surrounding Mr. Zimmerman's initial arrest, supporters surprised everyone with the strength of their donations."
They also wrote, "We steadfastly maintain that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense and that he is not guilty of second degree murder."
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, retweeted the following post on July 5 from the Twitter handle @fafa2008. The Twitlong message reads: "Statement From Trayvon Martin’s Family Attorney Benjamin Crump in response to the Court Ruling on Second Bond For George Zimmerman. Trayvon’s parents would rather that the killer of their unarmed child remain in jail until the trial, however they respect the ruling of the court and the strong message that the judge sent that deference to judicial integrity is paramount to all court proceedings. Furthermore, they understand that this is not a sprint to justice, but a long journey to justice that they must bear for their son Trayvon."
Justice for Trayvon Martin!
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