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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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