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.

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  • 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.

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All this lawyer is doing is making more people angry at GZ for asking the taxpayers to pay for his defense. You're out on bail Georgie, get a job. Might I suggest a reality show. You can call it "A day in the life of the Zimmermans". It should be somewhat entertaining to everyone in the trailer park...

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Zimmerman alone is to blame. I am one of his contributors, and I want my money back! If he and his fat assed wife hadn't lied to the judge, he'd still be out on his initial bail conditions. I have no sympathy for him any more. He accosted and shot TM because he had a hero complex.

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Mr,I wanna be a cop and his lying wife need to run it through the courts and spend some time in jail. Enough of this. Tax-payer money going down the drain again. What idiots would give this wanna be money for a murder,so sad!!

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Really? He is "broke" with $30,000? He is hardly indigent. If he is worried about security, perhaps he should just go back to jail. That would save him some cash to pay his legal bills.

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I have no sympathy for him. It's unfortunate that you MAY be going broke, but hell so is just about everybody in America at the moment. With that being said, ii WILL NOT give money to somebody that's on trail for murder of an UNARMED teenager. You say it may have been Gods plan to kill this young man, well it just may have been Gods plan for you to grow broke and struggle to finally see the affects of the actions you did to this young man and his family

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I wonder. There's just gotta be some entitlement program that could help George along for the moment...you know..till he can be exonerated and then he can start suing the shit out of everyone including Trayvon's family, the Black Panthers, etc. After that's accompished--George and wifey will be rollin' in the dough and then thumb their noses at their critics and can afford all the Arizona ice tea and Skittles they could want! Gosh! Another 'American Dream' realized.

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Girl you took the words right out of my hand( you know cause I'm typing lol.) This can't get funnier, I might as well as the judge to declare him not gulity because all this time in hiding is what's keeping him from working. How dare the courts keep taking up his time with this back and forth to court.

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Is this asshole serious??? He & his fat wife raked in hundreds of thousands and if they have 50,000 left & they owe 20,000, doesn't that leave them with still 30,000? They're still ahead of most of us Americans that go out & bust our asses to keep trudging along. Let 'em work. Send your tubby wife out Georgie let her heard cows or something....jeez! Lazy mofos!

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