George Zimmerman, walked out of jail yesterday after agreeing to give up his guns and wear an electronic monitor.
Zimmerman, who had been acquitted earlier this year of murder in the death teenager Trayvon Martin, had posted a $9,000 bond for his release.
In addition to giving up his guns and wearing a monitor, Zimmerman was told he must stay away from his girlfriend.
Earlier in the day, Zimmerman stood expressionless as the judge explained that there is probable cause in his case and a bead of sweat trickled down his face as the judge explained the conditions for his release.
The state attorney said that the victim, identified by police as Zimmerman’s girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, said there was a prior domestic violence incident a week-and-a-half ago that involved “a choking.”
The victim also said that Zimmerman has threatened to commit suicide, saying he “had nothing to lose,” the state attorney said.
“She is in fear for her safety,” the state attorney said of the victim. The victim asked for “no contact and no return.”
His arraignment will be Jan. 7, 2014.
Zimmerman, 30, was arrested Monday after a “domestic disturbance” with his girlfriend. He now faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and the lesser charges of battery domestic violence and criminal mischief.
However, Zimmerman tells a different tale. He told police in a separate 911 call that she instigated the incident.