Zimmerman out of jail, with restrictions

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Associated Press

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 6 at 8:32 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed teenager to death may be out of jail, but he isn't all that free.

George Zimmerman can't leave Seminole County, he'll be electronically monitored and he has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Not only that, he can't open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. And this time his bond is $1 million.

Zimmerman, who's charged with second-degree murder, was released on a $150,000 bond in April. That bond was revoked last month after prosecutors presented evidence that Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances.

Shortly before his release today, the Rev. Al Sharpton criticized Zimmerman for raising money through online donations.

Sharpton says a website asking people who think they would have done the same thing to send money. Sharpton says it shows "no remorse over the loss of human life."

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236-c-12-(Mike Schneider, AP correspondent)-"a bank account"-AP correspondent Mike Schneider reports on the many restrictions put on George Zimmerman, including not being allowed at the local airport. (6 Jul 2012)

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237-c-07-(Mike Schneider, AP correspondent)-"has a trial"-AP correspondent Mike Schneider reports the reaction to George Zimmerman's release by Trayvon Martin's parents is no surprise. (6 Jul 2012)

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235-c-08-(Mike Schneider, AP correspondent)-"pretty strict conditions"-AP correspondent Mike Schneider reports the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail. ((Zimmerman must be electronically monitored, can't open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport and has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew)) (6 Jul 2012)

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243-a-05-(Don West, attorney representing George Zimmerman, with reporters)-"work with us"-Don West, who's one of George Zimmerman's attorneys, says with Zimmerman out on bond, it will much easier for his legal team to work with him. (6 Jul 2012)

<<CUT *243 (07/06/12)>> 00:05 "work with us"

242-a-10-(Don West, attorney representing George Zimmerman, with reporters)-"he would flee"-Don West, who's one of George Zimmerman's attorneys, says he doesn't think his client is a flight risk. (6 Jul 2012)

<<CUT *242 (07/06/12)>> 00:10 "he would flee"

APPHOTO AX201: FILE -In this Friday, June 29, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman enters the courtroom before he appears before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr., during a bond hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader was released from jail Friday, July 6, 2012, for a second time while he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File) (29 Jun 2012)

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APPHOTO LAMH103: The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks as Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, background center, and Sybrina Fulton the mother of Trayvon Martin listens in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 6, 2012. Fulton says she was disappointed by a Florida judge's decision to give George Zimmerman another chance at posting bond and leaving prison before trial. A judge granted Zimmerman bond Thursday for a second time, setting it at $1 million. His previous $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors presented evidence that he had misled the court about his finances. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in Martin's death. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) (6 Jul 2012)

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