Bail hearing has begun for George Zimmerman

The bail hearing has begun for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain charged in shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's attorney, is asking for bond for his client, who is sitting stoically in shackles in a gray suit. If granted, Zimmerman would await trial outside of jail.

Zimmerman is on the stand right now. Watch live here.