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George Zimmerman judge lets Trayvon Martin murder suspect leave county to meet with lawyers

George Zimmerman, left, and attorney Don West appear before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr. Friday, June 29, 2012, during a bond hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank

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George Zimmerman, left, and attorney Don West appear before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr. Friday, June 29, 2012
AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank
(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. - A judge ruled Friday that George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, can leave the county where he lives so he can meet with his attorneys.

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Judge Kenneth Lester adjusted George Zimmerman's bond terms so that he could have easier access to his lawyers. The terms of Zimmerman's $1 million bond had required him to stay within Seminole County, reports CBS Miami.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. He'll now be allowed to travel to nearby Orange County, where the offices of his attorneys are located. Any other movement will require he provide a detailed itinerary for continued GPS monitoring.

Lester also says he'll review Zimmerman's medical records to determine whether the defense must turn them over to prosecutors.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. He claims he acted in self-defense.

Complete coverage of the Trayvon Martin case on CBS News

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