The man who claims that he struggled with the 17-year-old and shot him in self-defense
, was released from a county jail at about midnight, Florida time. There was the phalanx of reporters and photographers waiting for his release but USA Today
reports that while photographs were taken, no one shouted questions out to Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman: Threats on his life
He left the building in virtual silence, walking quietly with an unknown man past the media without looking over to them. Zimmerman then climbed into a white BMW and was driven away. There's no word on where he will be living as he awaits his trial on second-degree murder charges; for safety reasons he may stay out of state. His lawyer, Mark O'Mara, said that his client has received death threats.
No date for the start of his trial has been set.