George Zimmerman Wants Florida to Pay Him $200,000

George Zimmerman Wants Florida to Pay His Legal Fees, After being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman is trying to recoup $200,000


According to his defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, acquitted murderer and neighborhood watch mainstay George Zimmerman will file a motion to get the state of Florida to pay $200,000 of his legal fees, reports The Orlando Sentinel.

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked home from a store after buying candy in February 2012. Zimmerman was tried for the murder of the teen in Sanford, Florida, but was found not guilty on July 13.

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Because he was acquitted, Florida is on the hook for his expert witnesses, court administration and the fees associated with catering for the jury. All of this amounts to a whopping $200,000. Attorney Mark O’Mara, speaking to The Sentinel, added that the only fee Zimmerman is on the hook for is O’Mara’s $100,000 tab.

UPI reported last week that the entire trial had already cost the state $902,000. The biggest cost being the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, their planning, security and logistics ran up to $425,000.

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