Zimmerman Website: Help Me Pay My Legal Fees

And roadside sign derides Trayvon
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2012 5:41 PM CDT
Zimmerman Posts Website Seeking Money for Legal Fees
This recent but undated file photo taken from the Orlando Sentinel's website shows George Zimmerman, according to the paper.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, File)

George Zimmerman has finally surfaced—at least online. The Florida man who killed Trayvon Martin has posted a personal website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, to collect money for his own legal defense. His attorneys have confirmed to MSNBC that the site is authentic, unlike other websites claiming to raise money in his name. "I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected," writes Zimmerman on his site.

On a page called "The Facts," he writes: "I cannot discuss the details of the event on February 26th," but he thanks friends for "allowing law enforcement to proceed with their investigation unhindered." A US flag can be seen fluttering in the background. In related news, MyFoxDetroit notes that a construction site sign in Michigan was altered to read, "Trayvon a [N-word]." A state official says someone—not the subcontractor, he insists—must have snuck over and "changed the message." (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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