SANFORD, FL — A bail hearing that was held Friday for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, will enabled him to be set free.
However, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester -- who set Zimmerman's bond at $150,000 -- said he would not be released yet, pending deliberations about the terms of the release.
Experts say Zimmerman stood a good chance of getting bail since he has proven he's not a flight risk. He turned himself in to authorities last week after he was charged with second-degree murder. He will reportedly not be allowed contact with his family, and will have to wear a monitoring device.
Zimmerman has admitted fatally shooting the unarmed youth during a confrontation last February in a gated community in Sanford, about 15 miles northeast of Orlando. But Zimmerman says the shooting was self-defense.