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There are 12 days until jury selection begins in the Zimmerman Case. With less than two weeks left before trial, the defense is without funds to properly prepare the case. There is less than $5,000 in the trust account, we have more than $20,000 in liabilities, and we’ll need even more to get through trial. In the last two months we’ve received a little over $26,000 in donations -- a sizable sum, but less than half of what we needed.
Everyone on the defense team has made sacrifices in our fight to prove George’s innocence. Mr. O’Mara and Mr. West have not been paid a cent for their services; many interns work diligently for no money; some staffers work for far less than they deserve. Meanwhile, the State of Florida has spared no expense in it’s prosecution of George Zimmerman.
In the days ahead, we need to spend thousands of dollars on transcripts of crucial depositions. We need to pay experts and provide them accommodations during the time they may be needed at trial. We’ve contributed all we can, and now we need to ask, hopefully for the last time, for your help.
We never expected the support we have received. Although we’ve only publicly asked for help a handful of times, there has rarely been a day where at least one donation hasn’t trickled in. For those who have supported us, you have our sincerest gratitude.
We’ve calculated that we need another $120,000 to give George the defense he deserves. At the barest minimum, we need $75,000 to give George a fighting chance. Had we declared indigency, George’s defense would end up costing Florida taxpayers more than $1,000,000. As it stands now, with a little extra support, we’re going to get through trial for less than half that figure, and we’ll have done it, not with tax-payer funds, but with the money generously donated by people from across the country who believe George is innocent and that he is being wrongly prosecuted.
If you believe that George acted properly in self-defense; if you feel he is being wrongly prosecuted; if you feel that George deserves a fair trial, please consider sending one last donation. Even the smallest donations of $5.00 and $10.00 are significant when multiplied by the thousands who contribute.
We hope that on the eve of trial, in our time of greatest need, many of those who have supported us will support us again, and that many of those who have considered supporting us will do so now. One way or another, the defense is committed to getting George to a not-guilty verdict, but it sure will be easier with your help.