July 9th, 2012
08:48 PM ET

Zimmerman's safe house: Why does he need enhanced security?

George Zimmerman is living in a safe house, guarded by a private security team. The volunteer neighborhood watchman has been out on bond since Friday. He's charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon martin.

So why does Zimmerman need this enhanced security and who's paying for it?
CNN Legal contributor Paul Callan comes OutFront.

Zimmerman released after posting bail

George Zimmerman was released from jail on Friday, one day after a Florida judge set bail at $1 million.

Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. found that Zimmerman's deceit over cash holdings at his first bond hearing in April was not enough to hold him without bail. However, he also said he believed the suspect may have been planning to flee the country to avoid prosecution in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman had to post 10% of the $1 million - or $100,000 - to meet the requirement for release.

He wore a white dress shirt under a gray suit as he walked out of jail and into a waiting SUV.

"We are confident and comfortable that George will be safe," Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, told CNN outside the jail following his client's release.


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