George Zimmerman Released from Jail

He posted a bond hours after appearing in court for charges that stem from an alleged fight with his girlfriend

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Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool / AP

George Zimmerman faces his defense counsel Jeff Dowdy in court on Nov. 19, 2013 during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.

George Zimmerman has posted a $9,000 bond and left jail hours after a court appearance on domestic-violence related charges, the Associated Press reports. He was seen smiling and then getting into a car as he walked out of the jail in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief, the first of which is a third-degree felony. The 30-year-old was taken into custody Monday after his girlfriend told the authorities that he had pointed a shotgun at her. The judge ordered that Zimmerman wear a monitoring device and stay away form his girlfriend’s house. He is also forbidden from possessing any guns.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted this past summer of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old teenager.

MORE: George Zimmerman Charged with Aggravated Assault

[AP]

6 comments
bojimbo26
bojimbo26

So , his girlfriend won't want to be the 2nd Mrs Z ?

lurch
lurch

Wonder if they gave him all his guns and ammo back. He may need it, he's always busy.

FrankShore
FrankShore

George Zimmerman might be guilty, but he also might be innocent..When people develop a bad reputation even undeserved and unearned, people often use it against them, especially women with whom they are in a relationship, because women know that is their achilles heel, that people are more prone to believe them if they tell a lie that reinforces an oft repeated allegation made against the person in the past. It is just too easy for anyone to falsely claim George Zimmerman pointed a gun at me. Besides why would George Zimmerman point a gun at his girlfriend. If the guy is really such a criminal why don't we have lots of cases of people seeing him actually commit real crimes?> 

kbamagirlw
kbamagirlw

Only a $9,000 bond they must not have much evidence on him then.

Brevspread.com
Brevspread.com

@FrankShore I admire vouchsafing him the benefit of the doubt. We should perhaps examine again what "history" means to individuals and women's response in police reports. Or should we further examine George Zimmerman to see if he has a dense record of assault and battery ever recorded? The fact remains this is the second charge where he's "holding a gun" to someone, which I find excessive. 

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