Zimmerman Posts Bail, Goes Back Into Hiding

Lawyer requests permission for his client to leave Florida
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2012 1:07 AM CDT
Updated Apr 23, 2012 7:56 AM CDT
George Zimmerman, left, walks out of the intake building at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with an unidentified man.   (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is out of jail and back in hiding. He was released just after midnight today on $150,000 bond as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the AP reports. Zimmerman—who apologized to Martin's parents in a court hearing Friday—has been fitted with an electronic monitoring device. His lawyer has requested permission for his client to leave Florida. The Orlando Sentinel notes that before his arrest, Zimmerman was in hiding outside of Florida.

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