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Shooting suspect released on bail

George Zimmerman has been released from prison on 150,000 US dollars (£93,000) bond as he awaits trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The neighbourhood watch volunteer left the Seminole County jail in Florida at around midnight local time.

Zimmerman is awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges for the fatal shooting of Martin in a gated community near Orlando on February 26.

He says he shot the 17-year-old in self-defence.

Martin was visiting from Miami and was walking back to the home of his father's fiancee after visiting a convenience shop. He was unarmed.

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