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Zimmerman Running Out of Money

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 11:37 AM

George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder for shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a case that gained national attention, is running out of money as he lives in hiding, USA Today reported.

The neighborhood watch volunteer has essentially depleted the fund of online donations that he created after being arrested in April, according to USA Today. The fund reached $250,000 but now stands at $70,000, which probably won’t cover the costs of the case.

The money has paid for Zimmerman’s bond ($100,000), security for Zimmerman and his wife ($50,000), and rent and living expenses ($30,000), USA Today reported.

Zimmerman, 28, said he shot Martin because he feared for his life as Martin repeatedly slammed his head to the pavement. Prosecutors said Zimmerman provoked Martin by following him because he was a black teen in a hoodie.

Zimmerman is unable to work because of security concerns and lives in an undisclosed location.

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