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KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Wherever George Zimmerman went after he was released on bond from a Florida jail, a sensitive GPS device will pinpoint his location for authorities and alert them if he drifts even a few feet away from where he is allowed.

Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, went into hiding Monday as he awaits trial. He must pay an $8-a-day fee to use the device, which is generally used to track people charged in domestic violence cases.

Local bail bondsmen whose clients have worn the same device used to pinpoint Zimmerman say it is highly-sensitive and can send messages to authorities in real-time.

Zimmerman may be residing outside of Florida for safety reasons. He will have to wear the device 24 hours a day, even while bathing.

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