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Tallahassee, FL – Local attorney Benjamin Crump represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who George Zimmerman admits to killing calling it self-defense.
George Zimmerman got to walk out of the John E Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Florida.
He got into a car and drove away a free man after securing enough money to satisfy a 150,000 dollar bond set Friday
Attorney Benjamin Crump,Parks and Crump Attorney’s At Law, says he was not happy about the latest development in the case.
Crump says, “It is with a heavy heart that Trayvon’s parents had to watch his killer get released from jail. They would rather he remain in jail until the conclusion of the criminal proceedings. However they hope that his freedom is temporary because the pain he caused their family is permanent.”
During his bond hearing Friday Zimmerman who says he shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin is self defense, apoligized to the Martin family saying “I am sorry for the loss of your son.”
Trayvon’s parents don’t think the apology came from his heart.
Crump says, “His apology and testimony seemed insincere. Especially when his lawyer called the day before the bond hearing asking for a private meeting to apologize. We thought that was completely inappropriate.”
It seems only his family and his legal team know where Zimmerman is hiding out. His attorney Mark O’mara says Zimmerman has received death threats.
Many attorneys believe during the trail the prosecution will have an uphill battle getting Zimmerman convicted on the second degree murder charge he faces.
Attorney Randy Giddins,from the law firm Burns and Giddins, says,”The only witness is the person who pulled the trigger. Mr. Zimmerman is the only testimony so there is no real direct evidence as far as witness statements are concerned that can show what happened.”
Crump was hoping that Zimmerman would stay behind bars until his trial began.