Due to financial difficulties among other woes -George Zimmerman, former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with shooting Trayvon Martin to death- asked for more time on Wednesday to prepare his case. saying prosecutors had been slow to turn over evidence.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara said prosecutors had been slow to turn over evidence. As an example, he said someone from State Attorney’s Office had removed Martin’s cell phone from an evidence locker to have it sent to California for analysis, but the state has refused to give him any information about the agency and the type of tests being run on the phone. He also said prosecutors had made it difficult for O’Mara to get answers to administrative questions from a chief investigative agent and had refused to forward them other information on Martin and a witness.
O’Mara also asked the public to donate more money for his defense, saying on the web site that Zimmerman’s defense fund has raised more than $314,000 since he was charged. Of that amount, $95,000 was spent on bail, almost $62,000 was spent on Zimmerman’s living expenses during the past eight months and $56,100 was spent on security. The pricey living expenses were the result of Zimmerman having to stay at extended-stay hotels until he could find a place to rent after his bail conditions were changed to restrict him to Seminole County, Fla., according to the statement on the website said.
It sounds as if he is living in the lap of luxury. He has also put on some serious pounds as he ‘struggles’ to make ends meet and pay lawyer fees. *side eye*
Does Zimmerman have the right to make demands given his situation? Is Zimmerman playing the system?
His father IS a Judge and could possibly advise his son on how to work the courts to his benefit…