Source: AP / CBS News
SANFORD, Fla. – The family of a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin asked a Florida judge Friday to let him out of jail while he awaits trial, and legal experts said he stands a good chance of being granted bail.
George Zimmerman’s family testified by phone in the hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, saying he is not a flight risk nor a threat to the community. Zimmerman’s family members were testifying by phone because they say they have been threatened.
Zimmerman was at the hearing wearing a suit but in shackles. Martin’s parents are also present.
“He is absolutely not a violent person,” his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, testified.
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