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George Zimmerman smiles with a member of his defense team after he was granted bond, Friday, April 20, 2012, during a hearing in Sanford.
The new legal defense fund for George Zimmerman has raised just over $1,000 a day since it was set up two weeks ago, according to his legal team.
The fund raised $15,424 between May 3 and Wednesday, May 16, the O’Mara Law Group said in a posting on gzlegalcase.com.
Most of the donations have come from the PayPal link on the website. The largest donations were for $3,000 and $2,000, but most of the donations were for amounts between $25 and $100, with many of the contributions including notes supporting Zimmerman and his family, according to gzlegalcase.com.
Zimmerman, 28, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, saying that he acted in self-defense. He is represented by Orlando attorney Mark O’Mara.
A previous website Zimmerman set up, www.therealgeorgezimmerman.com, raised about $204,000 for his legal defense before it was disabled. About $30,000 of that “was spent making Mr. Zimmerman’s complicated transition from a private life in Sanford, Florida to his new life in hiding as the defendant in a high-profile case,” the O’Mara Law Group said in its posting. “Approximately $20,000 has been kept liquid to fund Mr. Zimmerman’s living expenses for the next several months.”