George Zimmerman's Website Disabled

Website to help Sanford shooter with legal defense not functioning

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    George Zimmerman appears before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Lester says Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He claims self-defense.

    The website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled.
     
    The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman was no longer functioning as of Tuesday.

      It was created almost two weeks ago by Zimmerman's family members to thank his supporters and also to receive donations from anyone who wanted to help with his legal defense.
     
    Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. He has pleaded not guilty and is claiming self-defense.
     
    A call to Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, wasn't immediately returned on Wednesday.
     
    O'Mara has hinted that he will ask Zimmerman to be declared indigent which would allow taxpayers to pay for his legal bills.
     
    Any income from the website would make that process more difficult.