George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie were balling out! It was revealed in court documents that the couple spent almost $36,000 of donation money in only 18 days while he was in jail.
With the funds donated, Zimmerman and his wife spent $6,500 on Internet and phone bills, new cell phones for $300 each, paid off a year-long Verizon contract in full, installed a telephone landline for $2,500, spent $1,300 on a two-year AT&T Wi-Fi contract and paid off at least $7,000 in credit card bills.
As reported by the Miami Herald:
They used $4,378 on automotive expenses, making payments on two car loans while renting another for more than $1,500. Gas: $800.
Zimmerman paid off a $3,000 loan to his parents, paid $5,000 for bond, spent $800 at the jail commissary and $600 on jailhouse calling cards. The couple spent about $1,300 on food and $400 on utilities and $1,900 on rent.
The money was donated to Zimmerman in the wake of the killing of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. As the media spectacle heated up and marches around the country demanding Zimmerman’s arrest grew in size and number, Zimmerman turned to the Internet for donations.
The more we delve into the Zimmerman case, the more it becomes evident that after George killed Trayvon Martin, raising money was essential for him.
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