A Florida judge set bond Friday at $150,000 for the release of George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr. said Zimmerman would not be immediately released and that he would be electronically monitored via GPS.
The terms of the bond include a curfew and no alcohol or guns. Also, Zimmerman must be in touch with authorities every three days. The judge wouldn’t rule on whether Zimmerman would be allowed to leave the state.
Zimmerman’s attorney had asked for a $15,000 bond, citing his client’s family’s modest financial holdings. T
he prosecution said Zimmerman should not be granted a bond, but if he is, it should be for $1 million.
The judge’s ruling came after Zimmerman took the stand and said he felt sorry that Martin’s parents had lost their child.