Zimmerman Trying to Woo You With His Autograph

Nearly out of cash, he's seeking fresh donations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2012 5:53 AM CST
George Zimmerman listens to testimony Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, George Skene, Pool)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman has raked in an estimated $340,000 in donations since Trayvon Martin's death, but the money is running low—so he's trying a new tactic. Now, if you donate at his website, you'll be treated to a card "personally signed by George." The second-degree murder suspect, currently out on bail, is no longer raising the $1,000 a day he once was, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Court costs are now outweighing Zimmerman's income, says his lawyer, adding that he may need to have Zimmerman declared indigent. The website announced today that the fund will get a new manager next month. "We are, of course, maintaining the confidentiality of donors," it says. Those who put a little something in the kitty for the jobless-and-in-hiding Zimmerman will be helping to cover living expenses, court costs, and pay his lawyers, in that order, according to the site. (Read more Trayvon Martin stories.)

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