George Zimmerman Needs Money Again

SANFORD, FL- APRIL 20: George Zimmerman sits on the stand during his bond hearing in a Seminole County courtroom on April 20, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a member of a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Florida, who has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting. Bail was set at $150,000 for Zimmerman and he could be released from jail as early as April 21.   (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
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Newly overweight Florida man George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, kindly requests your cash. After raising and spending about $400,000, Zimmerman’s team of attorneys, who claim they “have not been paid a cent for their services,” are again soliciting donations less than two weeks before jury selection in the trial begins. “There is less than $5,000 in the trust account, we have more than $20,000 in liabilities, and we’ll need even more to get through trial,” the GZ Defense Fund said in a statement. “We’ve calculated that we need another $120,000 to give George the defense he deserves. At the barest minimum, we need $75,000 to give George a fighting chance.” It doesn’t look good: The fund has collected just $26,000 in the last two months.