The website set up by the accused killer of Trayvon Martin raised around $200,000 in donations before it was shut down.]
George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he found out about the money when trying to shut down “his full internet presence because of some impersonators and other problems with Twitter and Facebook.”
“He asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts. And I asked him what he was talking about. And he said those were the accounts that had the money from the website he had, and that there was about $200,000, $204,000 that had come in to date,” O’Mara said.
Zimmerman walked out of a Seminole County, FL jail on $150,000 bond around midnight Monday.
O’Mara said bail may have been higher had the judge known about the money and that he plans to inform him at a scheduled Friday hearing.
“I don’t think Judge [Kenneth] Lester will feel mislead. I told him what I knew at the time, which is exactly what I was aware of,” he said. “As soon as I became aware of more money, we dealt with it affirmatively, put it into an account where it is protected so that it is now secure.”
“I’m not touching it, nobody’s touching it until we figure out how to handle it.”
The site, www.therealgeorgezimmerman.com, was taken down earlier this week. The website went live on April 10, asking for help for Zimmerman’s legal defense.
Courtesy Of WOIO.COM