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George Zimmerman bond expected Thursday (+video)

Florida Judge Kenneth Lester says he'll rule Thursday whether to let George Zimmerman, who killed the teenage Trayvon Martin, out on bond or keep him in jail.

By Associated Press / July 5, 2012

Undated handout photo shows George Zimmerman shortly after he killed Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged in the shooting death of the 17-year-old during a confrontation in a gated community on February 26.

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ORLANDO, Fla.

The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will soon learn whether he can be released from jail while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge.

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The neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin can be released from jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge, a judge ruled Thursday.

Florida Judge Kenneth Lester says he'll rule Thursday whether to let George Zimmerman out on bond or keep him in jail.

Lester had revoked Zimmerman's $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors told the judge Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing.

Prosecutors said a website Zimmerman created for his legal defense had raised $135,000 at the time of his first bond hearing. Zimmerman and his wife did not mention the money then, and Shellie Zimmerman even said the couple had limited resources because she was a student and wasn't working.

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