According to the defense fund, there is less than $5,000 in the trust account and more than $20,000 in liabilities…which means they won’t be properly prepared for trial.
Earlier this year, the defense fund raised $54,000 after announcing that they had run through the $300,000 in donations they received early on.
But what exactly do they need the money for? According to the defense:
In the days ahead, we need to spend thousands of dollars on transcripts of crucial depositions. We need to pay experts and provide them accommodations during the time they may be needed at trial. We’ve contributed all we can, and now we need to ask, hopefully for the last time, for your help.
The defense even goes so far as to tell the public how much they will need…and asks for the smallest of donations. Which, according to them, is $5.00.
We’ve calculated that we need another $120,000 to give George the defense he deserves. At the barest minimum, we need $75,000 to give George a fighting chance. Had we declared indigency, George’s defense would end up costing Florida taxpayers more than $1,000,000. As it stands now, with a little extra support, we’re going to get through trial for less than half that figure, and we’ll have done it, not with tax-payer funds, but with the money generously donated by people from across the country who believe George is innocent and that he is being wrongly prosecuted.
If you believe that George acted properly in self-defense; if you feel he is being wrongly prosecuted; if you feel that George deserves a fair trial, please consider sending one last donation. Even the smallest donations of $5.00 and $10.00 are significant when multiplied by the thousands who contribute.
Who said a five was a small donation? That’s a tank of gas and maybe a meal at a fast food joint!
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest developments leading up to the Zimmerman trial on June 10.
SOURCE: GZ Defense Fund