“I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment," Zimmerman writes on his website. "I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.”Though he hasn't been formally charged, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin is setting up a fundraising campaign to cover his legal fees, NBC News reports.
George Zimmerman said he was acting in self defense when he fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old who was walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., in February. Zimmerman is protected under the Stand Your Ground Law, but federal officials are currently investigating the case, which has sparked national outrage.
Zimmerman left his job at a mortgage risk management firm after the shooting, according to the Grio and is hoping to drum up financial support to pay for his lawyers and living expenses through his soon-to-launch fundraising site, www.zimmermandefense.com.
"George Zimmerman's family has set up a website for anyone who would like help George and his family with their living expenses and for his defense," attorneys Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner said in a statement obtained by NBC News...read more
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