George Zimmerman's bail set at $150K

April 20, 2012 - 10:49 AM
Neighborhood Watch

Tracy Martin, back left, Sybrina Fulton, center, parents of Trayvon Martin, and attorney Benjamin Crump, arrive at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center for a bond hearing for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin, Friday, April 20, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Attorney for Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara is asking the Seminole County judge to let Zimmerman post bail at the hearing Friday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge says George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The judge says there is a possibility Zimmerman will be allowed to go out of state because of worries about his safety, but details need to be worked out among the attorneys and law enforcement.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester says Zimmerman cannot have any firearms, drink alcohol or use drugs and must observe a curfew. Zimmerman will also have to wear an electronic monitoring device. The judge says Zimmerman will not be released Friday.

Zimmerman apologized to Martin's parents during the hearing, saying he didn't know the 17-year-old Martin was unarmed.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. He claims self-defense.