George Zimmerman freed after posting bail

George Zimmerman freed after posting bail

(AFP) Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was released early Monday after posting $150,000 bond after authorities charged him with second-degree murder for shooting unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, US media reported.

The release from a Florida county jail came after a Florida judge presiding over the case heard arguments during a bail hearing on Friday.

Television networks showed Zimmerman dressed in jeans and a brown jacket walking out of the jail in Sanford, Florida, accompanied by an unidentified man.

Neither of the two made any statements.

Images showed the men walking toward a car and then driving away to an unknown destination.