George Zimmerman's bail set at $150,000 for Trayvon Martin shooting death
"I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. I did not know if he was armed or not," Zimmerman, 28, said.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester did not say when Zimmerman could go free but did set several conditions for his release, including that he can't have any firearms, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs, and must adhere to a curfew. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, wants the judge to allow his client to live in another state because of threats against him. The judge said he would hold another hearing on the matter if details couldn't be worked out with law enforcement.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting the Florida teen on Feb. 26. A former neighborhood watch volunteer, Zimmerman claims he acted in self-defense, though Martin was unarmed.
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