Attorney: Zimmerman had $200,000 from web donations

Attorney: Zimmerman had $200,000 from web donations

April 27th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

George Zimmerman, left, speaks with his attorney Mark O'Mara as he appears before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr. Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Zimmerman could be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He claims self-defense. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's attorney says a website created to raise money for his legal defense has raised more than $200,000.

Mark O'Mara said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night that he learned about the money on Wednesday and will inform a judge at a Friday hearing.

Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, was released from jail this week after paying 10 percent of $150,000 bail.

O'Mara says the bail amount may have been higher if the judge knew Zimmerman had raised $200,000.

The website used to raise the money has since been shut down, but O'Mara said he'll likely start a new defense fund for Zimmerman.

O'Mara did not immediately return a Thursday evening phone message by The Associated Press.