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Zimmerman released on bail

COURT: George Zimmerman in court last week before being granted bail

THE MAN who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has been bailed from jail, reports The Associated Press [AP].

George Zimmerman, who is waiting to begin his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting the 17-year-old, was let out of Florida county jail yesterday night on a $150,000 bond.

The self-styled neighbourhood watchman was snapped leaving police custody at around midnight wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag.


BAILED: Zimmerman leaving police custody last night

When taking to the stand during his trial at a Florida court last week, the 28-year-old was heard saying 'I’m sorry' to Trayvon's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.

A softly spoken Zimmerman was heard saying: “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 and I did not know if he was armed or not.”

Trayvon was shot as he made his way home from a nearby shop in Sanford, Florida on February 26.

Zimmerman claimed the teen was acting 'suspicious' and he shot him in self-defense after an confrontation in the gated community.

The case continues.

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