$150,000 Bond and Electronic Monitoring for Zimmerman

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SANFORD, Fla. — A $150,000 bond was set Friday morning for George Zimmerman, who is accused of killing Trayvon Martin in February.

A Florida judge also said Zimmerman must be electronically monitored, must avoid alcohol and can not have contact with the victim’s family.

Zimmerman faces a trial on second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of  Martin. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense when the 17-year-old attacked him.

He apologized to Martin’s family while in court today.

“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was, I thought he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed.”

Zimmerman’s wife, mother and father testified over the phone that he isn’t a flight risk. Martin’s family says Zimmerman racially profiled their son.

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