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Attorney: Zimmerman Has $200K From Web Donations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s attorney says a website created to raise money for his legal defense has raised more than $200,000.

Mark O’Mara said on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night that he learned about the money on Wednesday and will inform a judge at a Friday hearing.

Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, was released from jail this week after paying 10 percent of $150,000 bail.

O’Mara says the bail amount may have been higher if the judge knew Zimmerman had raised $200,000.

The website used to raise the money has since been shut down, but O’Mara said he’ll likely start a new defense fund for Zimmerman.

O’Mara did not immediately return a Thursday evening phone message by The Associated Press.

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  • momma

    Hope he does not think he’s entitled to a public defender. He needs to use that money to pay for his own bail. His parents should not have to risk the loss of their home. People can donate to any cause that That they wish. Hope they are never in the situation that the martin family have to try and get through.