Zimmerman Using $30,000 for Living Expenses
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The neighborhood watch volunteer who is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin is using $30,000 to help with expenses while he is out on a $150,000 bond.
George Zimmerman's attorney said Thursday on his website that $30,000 of more than $200,000 that was raised for the neighborhood watch captain is being used for expenses while he is in hiding.
Zimmerman had raised more than $200,000 from a website that was shut down after his attorney, Mark O'Mara, joined his case.
A separate website started by O'Mara has raised more $15,000 in the past two weeks. The largest donation was $3,000.
Zimmerman is charged with killing the 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation last February.
He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.
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