George Zimmerman Broke: Trayvon Martin Killer to Seek Public Help With Legal Fees

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Trayvon Martin murder suspect George Zimmerman is nearly broke, his lawyer said on Monday, and plans to ask the public to pay for his defense.

"He really has to live as a hermit, unfortunately," said Mark O'Mara of his client, who is awaiting trial. "He's not doing well. He's getting by."

His legal-defense fund, which once hovered around $210,000, is down to $50,000, with $20,000 in outstanding bills and no money coming in.

George Zimmerman Mugshot
Trayvon Martin, Hoodie

George and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, are out of work, living in hiding in Seminole County, and spending a ton deal of money on security.

"Seminole County is unquestionably the most dangerous county, most expensive county for him to be in," O'Mara told the media this week.

He intends to ask the court to declare George Zimmerman indigent, which would mean that he needs the public to pay for his legal expenses.

Zimmerman, again is free on bail, also will ask a judge to let him leave the county. "I want him safe. If he's out of state, so be it," O'Mara said.

The request to be declared indigent will be awkward, given that he was raking in money this year - and had his bail revoked for not disclosing it.

Zimmerman, from his cell at the Seminole County Jail, was directing his wife to move the money from one account to another in $9,990 chunks.

Presumably, this was done to appear broke and qualify for a lower bond amount; in any case, O'Mara claimed he never knew about those funds.

In any case, Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen.

Zimmerman says he acted in self-defense, that the 17-year-old punched him and broke his nose, then got on top of him, threatening his life.

But prosecutors allege Zimmerman is guilty of racial profiling, spotting the African-American teen, suspiciously following him, then killing him.

Investigators say he missed opportunities to diffuse tension, though he has pleaded not guilty on all charges. His trial will be closely watched.

Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin's parents at his first bail hearing and a second time in an interview on Fox News last month.


What a sick evil man. I hope he rots in prison. The coward needs the death penality since he took a life unjustly. His parents taught him to be a racist demon. Now the whole family is begging for money. Dumb Zim is selling his signature for cash. LOL


Why would people give money to killer George Zimmerman? he is a killer! There are people worthy of help but Killer Zimmerman is not one of them.


George should have thought about all of that BEFORE he pulled the trigger and killed an innocent CHILD! If this is a case where a killer expects taxpayers to pay his way off.... then I say to all the other crime offenders... y'all get in line too, let us taxpayers pay your way off, I'm sure everybody will say, their in the same boat. As far as GZ and his wife lying to the Judge about their Financial status, I bet Shellie was the one who put those bruises on George's face and then hit George in the back of the head and staged everything! Y'all are a bunch of lying manipulators who can tell lies after lies. Poor Trayvon is not around to tell his part of the story, of course they can say anything. There's 2 sides to a story, so shut up with your lies and pay your time!


Oh right. Your just a sad little racist arent you


@ Roy. Im guessing you know all this coz u was there right? If not stfu!!!


He should go more than broke. All he had to do that night was to call 911 and go about his business. No one told him to play the movie Walking Tall. Charles Bronson he.'s not.


He shouldn'!t have been arrested in the first place. It was a clear cut case of, self defense.
All the money it's costing him, and for the trial, should be paid by, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton.


? he doesn't have the same supporters? surely there are still people who want to help this poor unfortunate idiot!


Dearest Georgie and Mr. O'Mara...I do believe it is George's God's Plan that he should be BROKE, stay in Florida, and FIND HIS WAY along with his wife, kinda like Adam and Eve. It is TIME George grows up; his PAST 10 years is NOT a good record, so although he was working when he chose to play cop that fateful night, finding work could be difficult, especially in times like today. MAYBE Shellie will have an easier time, but perhaps she too will spend some time in jail, hopefully, to show the world, one cannot lie to the courts, even if they chose to lie on a daily basis. I think a search and seize of the Zimmermans, "box," "home," "sister's account," and other places is in order looking for hidden monies and guns. GZ wants, he lies, he begs, he has no regrets, his words are insinsere, a person's true colors shine through! GZ is so egotistical, there just are no sympathies for him.


I think his loyal supporters should offer to be his security team for free; otherwise, he needs to go back to the detention center where the security is already paid for and he claimed that the inmates watching him exercise showed so much support for him.