1. $200K to $300K

    Zimmerman Will Ask FL to Cover Bills

    In this image from video, George Zimmerman smiles after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial at the Seminole County Courthouse, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.  (AP Photo/TV Pool)


    George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in July in the killing of Trayvon Martin, will file a request to have the state of Florida cover an estimated $200,000 to $300,000 in legal expenses. The law requires the state to pay legal costs, not including lawyer fees, to a defendant who is acquitted. Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, announced the motion "is in the works." Public agencies have already spent around $902,000 in the five-week trail. O'Mara estimates that he is owed more than $1 million in payment for the case, which Zimmerman has not yet paid.

    Read it at The Orlando Sentinel