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.