Judge: George Zimmerman must keep wearing GPS tracker

The man charged in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon…

The man charged in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in February must continue to wear a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet, a Florida judge ruled Tuesday.

George Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of the 17-year-old in a gated Sanford community where he was on neighborhood watch. Zimmerman is claiming self defense.

Judge Debra Nelson also rejected a request to lower Zimmerman’s $1 million bond, and ordered that Zimmerman remain in Seminole County.

“He doesn’t need to live under constraints that a previous court imposed,” Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara said before the ruling. “This is not a person who has missed court appearances. He wants to be here. He’s looking forward to an immunity hearing and a trial.”

Read more at USA Today

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