Trayvon Martin's killer is released on $1m bail

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The Independent US

The neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teenager can be released from jail while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge, a Florida judge has ruled.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bail for a second time to George Zimmerman, setting the amount at $1m (£644,00).

Mr Zimmerman is accused of shooting Trayvon Martin in Sanford in February, but claims he acted in self-defence during a fight. The judge had revoked Mr Zimmerman's $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors said Mr Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during a previous hearing.

Mr Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, did not mention that he had raised $135,000 through a website.