George Zimmerman leaves Fla. jail on $1M bond

4:21 PM, Jul 6, 2012   |    comments
George Zimmerman in court with his attorney, Mark O'Mara (R) (CNN)
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million.

George Zimmerman left the Seminole County jail on Friday. He was wearing a white dress shirt and a jacket when he left.  He was driven away from the Seminole County Jail in a white SUV after the bond was posted.

A judge granted Zimmerman bond Thursday for a second time. His previous $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors presented evidence that he had misled the court about his finances.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.

A post to the website maintained by the Mark O'Mara law firm also claims the team has set up a safe house for Zimmerman in Seminole County.

According to the website, in the two months before the judge set the bond amount, the site took in $55,000 in donations.

Thursday morning, Judge Kenneth Lester decided to set bond at $1 million, and in his ruling, scoffed at the notion that Zimmerman was confused at the time fo his first hearing.

Lester said Zimmerman was "manipulating the system to his own benefit."

Under the conditions of the bond, Zimmerman will be monitored by an electronic device at his own expense and will not obtain a passport.

(The Associated Press and WESH Orlando contributed to this report.)

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