George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on April 12, 2012 (Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, Fla. (USA Today) - George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, was released Friday on $1 million bond.
It is the second time that he has been freed on bond.
His previous $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors presented evidence to Judge Kenneth Lester ruled that he had misled the court about his finances.
Thee Orlando Sentinel reports that Zimmerman's lawyers were able to post the bond with help from an influx of $20,000 in donations to their client's defense fund.
Update at 2:58 p.m. ET: George Zimmerman was released Friday on $1 million bond, the Associated Press and other media report.
He left the Seminole County jail wearing a white dress shirt and a jacket, the AP reports.
Judge Kenneth Lester, who set the bail on Friday, has restricted Zimmerman to Seminole County and required that he wear an electronic monitoring device.
Zimmerman was able to meet the bond in part because of a $20,000 spike in donations to his defense fund.
His defense team published an appeal today on Zimmerman's website.