A bloody photo of George Zimmerman was released today by his defense team.
Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, claims that he killed the teenager in self defense. The photo was released by Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, who claims that the photo was taken shortly after Martin was killed.
“This is a photo of George Zimmerman taken by a police officer on the night of February 26, 2012. A black and white photocopy of this image was provided by the State in the first Discovery.”
Florida Today reports that Zimmerman is currently out on $1 million bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial.
O’Mara set up the website, GZLegalCase.com, in order to upload evidence and take donations to pay for Zimmerman’s defense fees. Zimmerman and O’Mara came under fire recently as they started to sell George Zimmerman autographs in order to raise funds.
O’Mara released a statement saying that Zimmerman wanted to personally thank his supporters and was sending out thank you cards not selling autographs.
“The Miami Herald used the headline “George Zimmerman to sell autographs to pay expenses,” to describe the policy of the New George Zimmerman Defense Fund of sending signed Thank You Cards to individuals who donate. For those who look for opportunities to criticize George, we understand that the idea of sending Thank You Cards might be seen as an attempt to sell signatures to gain donations … However, that is not George’s intent. George has expressed a desire since the beginning of this ordeal to thank those who have supported him, not just financially, but also those who have offered their kind words and prayers, and he has wanted to send Thank You Cards for some time.”