George Zimmerman Gives Up Guns to Get Out of Jail
Posted on Nov 19, 2013
As one of the conditions for his bail on charges of domestic violence, the man who famously (and apparently legally) shot and killed a black teenager had to lay down his arms.
George Zimmerman is out of jail, after agreeing to give up his guns, pay $9,000 in bail, wear an ankle monitor and stay away from his girlfriend, who reportedly told a 911 operator that Zimmerman was breaking her “shit” with a gun.
Zimmerman’s public defender said his client was “indigent” and $2.5 million in debt.
Zimmerman became nationally famous after killing teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida and becoming the poster boy for so-called stand your ground laws, which make it perversely easy to shoot someone without going to jail.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
AP/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool
George Zimmerman’s hands are cuffed in court during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.