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.

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