Attorney: George Zimmerman had $200K from web donations for Trayvon Martin case

8:19 AM, Apr 27, 2012   |    comments
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George Zimmerman makes his first court appearance on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's attorney says a website created to raise money for his legal defense has raised more than $200,000.

Mark O'Mara said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night that he learned about the money on Wednesday and will inform a judge at a Friday hearing. Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, was released from jail this week after paying 10 percent of $150,000 bail.

O'Mara says the bail amount may have been higher if the judge knew Zimmerman had raised $200,000.

The website used to raise the money has since been shut down, but O'Mara said he'll likely start a new defense fund for Zimmerman.

The Associated Press

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