Zimmerman To Ask Florida To Cover Some Legal Costs

Source: Yamiche Alcindor and Melanie Eversley / USA Today

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer found not guilty in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, will ask the state of Florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer’s spokesman says.

Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s lawyer, plans to file a motion to recoup $200,000 to $300,000 in legal fees from the state of Florida, Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for Zimmerman’s legal team, said Monday evening.

“That is a ballpark estimate,” Vincent said. “It will be a few weeks before everything is all together and we’re in a position to file that motion.”

A Florida statute allows defendants who win their cases to file such motions, Vincent said. More than a month after Zimmerman was acquitted, his attorneys have now had the time to begin preparing their motion.

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