Zimmerman Lawyers Want More of Your Cash

Defense fund is nearly broke again
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2013 8:29 AM CDT
Zimmerman Lawyers Want More of Your Cash
Defendant George Zimmerman, accused in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in for testimony in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., during a pre-trial hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

George Zimmerman's surprisingly popular defense fund has been drained yet again, so his lawyers-slash-fundraisers have posted a new plea for money on the website. With less than $5,000 remaining in the account, they estimate they need $120,000 "to give George the defense he deserves." For a slightly less stellar defense, they require a minimum of $75,000. The defense team says it won't be getting rich off the money; the attorneys "have not been paid a cent," according to the statement. Rather, it'll be used for deposition transcripts and experts at trial. The Atlantic Wire estimates the fund had raised about $368,000 through March. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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