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George Zimmerman is granted $9,000 bail in domestic violence case
George Zimmerman is granted $9,000 bail in domestic violence case

George Zimmerman, who was thrust into the national spotlight after he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, was granted bail on Tuesday in connection with a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend. Seminole County Judge Fred Schott set bail at $9,000, with several restrictions including not being allowed to have any guns. The usual bail in this type of case is $4,500, but the judge set a higher amount because the girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, indicated to authorities that Monday’s dispute was the second time she had been the victim of domestic violence by Zimmerman. According to Assistant State Atty. Lymary Munoz,  the girlfriend said Zimmerman tried to strangle...

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