George Zimmerman was released from jail today for the second time while awaiting his second-degree murder trial, Newsday is reporting. The neighborhood watch leader, who was charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Marton, left the Seminole County Jail a day after Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted him $1 million with strict conditions.

Zimmerman is required to say in Seminole County as he awaits his trial. As part of his current release, he must be electronically monitored, and he can’t open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. He also has a curfew from 6pm to 6am.

Zimmerman had to pay a bond company $100,000, and also needed $1 million in collateral to secure his bail. Don West, one of his aids, declined to comment on what was being used as collateral.

But Zimmerman’s attorneys said yesterday he has $211,000 in an account, which includes money he has raised from his website and another website set up by his legal team. Another $20,000 was raised since Lester issued the bond order.

Zimmerman is set to stay in a safe house before relocating to a permanent home. He has also hired a security team, according to the website run by his legal team.

Written by: Karen Benardello

George Zimmerman $1 Million Bail

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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