George Zimmerman's Attorney Wants State to Foot Bill for Court Costs
August 28th, 2013 | WMFE- George Zimmerman's lawyer wants the state to pay for his client's court costs.
[Image: Mark O'Mara]
Mark O’Mara says the trial cost the defense two to three hundred thousand dollars- much of that to pay for expert witnesses.
He told reporters in Orlando Tuesday he wants a judge to sign an order authorizing the state to cover those costs.
“I just think it’s patently unfair the state by overcharging a case they could not prove at trial gets to cost either Mr. Zimmerman or me or the donors a whole bunch of money and they’re not responsible for it,” he said.
O’Mara says that doesn’t include lawyer’s fees- which for him alone over 16 months add up to more than a million dollars.
George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder by a jury last month for fatally shooting teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford in 2012.
He says he fired in self defense.