$200K to $300K

Zimmerman Will Ask FL to Cover Bills

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.