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Zimmerman will ask Fla. to pay some bills



Published: Tue, August 27, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.

Zimmerman will ask Fla. to pay some bills

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s attorney is going to ask the state of Florida to pay for some of his client’s non-lawyer legal bills.

Attorney Mark O’Mara said today that the defense team is still totaling up its trial expenses. But he says that it may eventually bill the state as much as $300,000.

He says the costs were incurred for experts, as well as costs such as printing of deposition transcripts and court reporters.

Zimmerman was acquitted last month of all charges in the shooting of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin.

State law allows defendants to get their legal expenses reimbursed by the state if they are found not guilty.

O’Mara normally bills at $400 per hour. He says neither he nor any of his fellow attorneys have been paid anything.


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1Jerry(500 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

He should be suing the entire State into bankruptcy for wrongful prosecution.

It is obvious that the original judgment of the local DA and police was absolutely correct, they did not have evidence sufficient to charge or prosecute. This type of judgment is made every day by the police and prosecutors. If the evidence is not sufficient support conviction it is the prerogative of the prosecutor to decline to file charges. In fact it is their DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to not file charges.

In this case, the original and correct judgment was over-ridden by over zealous State officials for purely political reasons, and the persecution commenced.

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