TODAY   |  August 27, 2013

Zimmerman lawyer to ask Florida to cover legal costs

George Zimmerman’s attorney plans to file a motion to recoup $200,000 to $300,000 in legal fees incurred by Zimmerman in the trial resulting from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. A Florida statute permits a defendant who is acquitted to file such a motion.

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>> looking to the state of florida for help paying his legal costs. zimmerman 's attorney told a florida newspaper that he plans to ask the state to cover up to $300,000. zimmerman was acquitted of the second degree murder in the shooting death of trayvon martin. zimmerman 's request is based on a florida law that says a defendant acquitted is not liable for cost associated with his or her case.