Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, released a statement on GZLegalCase.com, seeking donations for his clients bond.
"George Zimmerman and his family do not have anywhere near $1,000,000 for collateral," O'Mara wrote. "So even if we pay the $100,000 fee, the bail bond company will have to agree to work with us on how the collateral would be posted."
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who revoked Zimmerman's bond in June for misleading the court about how much money he had, said he set the bail significantly higher to circumvent the possibility of Zimmerman using hidden funds to flee the country.
However, O'Mara said the donations to his client's legal fund decreased while Zimmerman awaited his bond hearing and asked civillians to offer a helping hand:
For those who have given in the past, for those who have thought about giving, for those who feel Mr. Zimmerman was justified in his actions, for those who feel they would do the same if they were in Mr. Zimmerman's shoes, for those that think Mr. Zimmerman has been treated unfairly by the media, for those who feel Mr. Zimmerman has been falsely accused as a racist, for those who feel this case is an affront to their constitutional rights--now is the time to show your support.
Judge Lester's decision comes one week after a bond hearing where prosecutors argued Zimmerman and his wife spoke in code on recorded jailhouse conversations about how to transfer donation funds to a different bank account.
Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump released a statement sharing the family's response to the ruling.
"Trayvon's parents would rather that the killer of their unarmed child remain in jail until the trial," he said. "However, they respect the ruling of the court and the strong message that the judge sent that deference to judicial integrity is paramount to all court proceedings."
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