George Zimmerman released from Florida jail on bail


George Zimmerman has been released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bond as he awaits trial for shooting Trayvon Martin.

The neighbourhood watch volunteer left the Seminole County jail around midnight local time.

Zimmerman is awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges for the fatal February 26 shooting of Martin in a gated community near Orlando.

He says he shot the 17-year-old Martin in self-defence.

Martin was visiting from Miami and was walking back to the home of his father's fiancee after visiting a convenience store. He was unarmed.