Zimmerman to be released on $150,000 bond
CNN reports that the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in central Florida, could soon be released from custody while he awaits trial.
While George Zimmerman apologized to the Martin family by saying the thought Trayvon was armed, “He didn’t want to defend himself, and he didn’t want to discuss the facts of the case, but he wanted to respond when he heard of the request of the family.”
Attorneys for Martin’s family called the apology a “self-serving act” by a man facing a life prison sentence if he is convicted of the murder charge against him:
“This was the most disingenuous, insulting thing I’ve ever seen,” said Martin family attorney Natalie Jackson.
The Martin family was “completely devastated” over the court’s decision to allow Zimmerman to post bond and eventually go free, attorney Benjamin Crump said.
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