28-year-old George Zimmerman was once again in court, with the Judge Kenneth Lester setting his new bond at $1 million dollars. The bail was originally set at $150K but was revoked after Mrs. Zimmerman's wife failed to disclose donations received by the Zimmerman family.
In order to meet the requirement for bail, Zimmerman would have to pay 10 percent, or $100K, to be released. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder, after killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in what he claims to be an act of self-defense.
The story is reminiscent of the case of Daniel Adkins, who was shot and killed by Cordell Jude in what the shooter also claimed was self-defense. Unfortunately in that case, the family is still painfully awaiting charges to be brought upon Daniel's killer. This case, unfortunately, has received very little media attention.
According to CNN, "Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda argued before the judge last week that Zimmerman should remain in jail without bail because he was complicit in lying to the court and can't be trusted." George Zimmerman was granted bond, however, and will have to adhere to strict rules, such as a curfew of 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, and will be monitored electronically.
Hopefully the case will be resolved and the full truth about this tragic incident is told, without media bias.