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

(Newser) – 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.

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.
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)
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