Judge orders Zimmerman free on $1M bond

11:46 AM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
Mugshot of George Zimmerman taken Wed., Apr. 11.
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(USA Today) -- A Florida judge on Thursday ordered George Zimmerman, who is charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, free on $1 million bond, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Zimmerman would be required to put up 10% to be freed. It was not immediately clear how long it would take for him to leave jail.

Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. had canceled an earlier $150,000 bond for Zimmerman and ordered him back to jail after the defendant, and his wife, were accused of deceiving the court over the size of their financial assets.

Zimmerman's wife, Sherrie, is charged with perjury over the issue.

Zimmerman, 28, claims self-defense in the killing of the 17-year-old in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26.

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