George Zimmerman's lawyers are again asking for more donations, as the judge has posted a new bail for his release.
Zimmerman had gotten bailed out of jail once, but due to his lies and concealment of his wealth, he landed there once again and now is facing trouble getting out of it. Due to the high bail amount, George Zimmerman's defense team is asking for more donations from his supporters.
On Thursday, a statement was posted online by Zimmerman's defense team, asking for donations, only hours after a Florida judge ruled to raise Zimmerman's bond amount to a million. This means that even though Zimmerman's side will have to post $100,000 bail, one-tenth of the bond amount, he still has to have $1 million in collateral, otherwise he cannot get out of jail.
The statement posted on Zimmerman's official website, which is being handled by his legal defense team, contains an urgent tone and asks for donations.
“We steadfastly maintain that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense and that he is not guilty of second degree murder,” the statement reads, according to a report by MSNBC.
“For those that think Mr. Zimmerman has been treated unfairly by the media,” the statement adds later. “For those who feel Mr. Zimmerman has been falsely accused as a racist, for those who feel this case is an affront to their constitutional rights – now is the time to show your support.”
It is not clear yet how many supporters does Zimmerman really have, but he did collect a lot of donation money in his Paypal account when he himself was running the website. It was due to the same amount of money that he got into trouble, as during his first bond-hearing, George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, lied about their finances and did not disclose the money they had accumulated in their Paypal account, which was around $130,000.
When the prosecutors disclosed their treachery, Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester Jr. ruled that Zimmerman's previous bond amount of $150,000 be cancelled. It was then raised to a million. The judge also ordered Zimmerman back in jail, where he is being kept in solitary confinement.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, is trying his level best to get his client out of jail so that he can start working with him for the upcoming trial. Zimmerman is being held for the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Florida boy by the name of Trayvon Martin.