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Florida murder suspect released on bail


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Florida murder suspect released on bail

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer accused of killing an unarmed Florida teenager, has been freed on bail.

The 28-year-old was released after posting a bond of 150,000 dollars (110,000 euros).

He will also have to wear an electronic tag and abide by a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida two months ago.

He claims self-defence under the state’s Stand Your Ground law, which allows individuals to use deadly force if they feel in serious danger.

Martin’s killing sparked protests nationwide.

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