Zimmerman Taking Donations Again In Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman began late Thursday to again ask his supporters to help pay for his defense in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman already raised more than $200,000 for his defense with a crudely built website and a PayPal account that he launched before being charged last month with second-degree murder in the killing, which has drawn international attention.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, ordered him to shut down the website last week. However, after learning that their client had raised so much cash, the defense team launched their own site days later and vowed to begin taking donations again.

A posting on the site late Thursday said a new PayPal account had been established. The names of donors, it said, would be kept “strictly confidential.”

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