Zimmerman was released on bond today on $150,000 bond. CNN said that he only had to put $15,000 of that bond. According to ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams, 90% of the time a person with circumstances matching Zimmerman is released on bond.
“If this wasn’t this case, I would say 90 percent,” Abrams replied. “But because this is such a high-profile case and there’s so much riding on it, I would say only 60 percent chance that he’ll be released. Typically in a case like this, when you have someone that hasn’t demonstrated to be a flight risk, who has ties to the community the way that he does, and doesn’t seem to be a danger to the community moving forward, based on his past behavior since this happened, you’d think he’d be released. But in this case, not so sure.”
The evidence does tend to show Zimmerman is guilty. I would have preferred to see him stay in jail.