George Zimmerman re-launches website to beg for donations, attacks attorney’s website as ineffective
During an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity that aired Wednesday night, murder suspect George Zimmerman said he didn’t regret shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin because he believed “it was all God’s plan.”
Trayvon’s father responded to Zimmerman’s statement, saying: “We must worship a different Dod because no way that MY God would have wanted George Zimmerman to kill my son.”
Zimmerman, who is charged with 2nd degree murder, later backtracked, saying “I do wish there was something, anything I could have done that would have put me in the position where I didn’t have to take his life. And I do want to tell everyone…that I’m sorry that this happened.”
Earlier today, Zimmerman, 28, re-launched his personal website to beg the public for donations — despite the fact that his attorney, Mark O’Mara, has a fund set up to collect money for GZ’s legal costs.
Apparently Zimmerman wants to snatch control of the public donations away from his attorney.
According to Thinkprogress.org’s twitter account, the website attacked O’Mara’s public handling of the case as ineffective.
Zimmerman (or his publicist) wrote conflicting statements on the website about his legal fund: “The skyrocketing legal costs have gone unpaid. The defense fund is at its lowest point since its inception; in fact, with outstanding expenses yet unpaid, the fund is near depletion.”
I also want a place where people can send me words of encouragement, and while I wish I didn’t have to ask, a place for those able to donate to my defense fund. I started a defense fund to help pay my living expenses, to help with legal expenses, and help with security expenses as needed. I have had no other means of generating income for five months let alone pay the enormous expenses surrounding this case.
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