George Zimmerman Transported To “Safe House,” Receives $36,000 In Donations
George Zimmerman is taking his safety very seriously. The accused killer of Trayvon Martin was released on bail Friday (July 6) and has been transported to a Florida safe house, which is being protected by security guards.
After Judge Kenneth Lester set his bond at $1 million, Zimmerman's lawyer, Mike O'Mara, went online to ask the public for donations, to which they responded by sending even more money. “Thanks to the outpouring of support from supporters, at the time of Mr. Zimmerman's release, more than $36,000 has been added to the George Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund,” he wrote on his client's website Sunday (July 8).
“These donations have helped begin to offset the expense of the new increased bond, but it will require sustained support to fund what Mr. Zimmerman's legal defense.”
The 28-year-old and his wife, Shellie, were both accused of lying to officials regarding the amount of money in their bank account. Under the new terms of his release, Zimmerman is not allowed to open another account. He is expected to go to trial on second-degree murder charges at the end of this year, or early 2013.
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