August 27th, 2013
02:36 PM ET

Zimmerman wants $200K from Florida

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, plan to ask the state to reimburse Zimmerman for at least $200,000 of expenses incurred during his trial.

Under Florida law, an acquitted defendant cannot be held liable for court costs or any charges while detained in custody, as long as a clerk or judge consents to the refund.

The costs may include money spent for expert witnesses, travel expenses and fees for transcripts.


Filed under: Courts • Florida • Trayvon Martin
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  1. banasy©


    August 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    Yes. "Stand your ground" he used it

    August 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    Well thanks cnn. U keep deleting me
    Shame on u

    August 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Hi Rupert, deleting is what they do best. I for one am sick of seeing Zimmermans name still.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Or...

    Girl, you're looking, fine tonight, / and every guy has got you in his sights. / What you're doing, with a clown like me...
    Clown is right. Got rid of that idiot.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Blocked again by the Communist News Network

    August 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    As long as or isn't you. Yep these news blogs pack the nuts in.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Relative of your fantasy family i imagine.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Or...

    Accourse you wouldn't see the difference, peoole who compare apples to oranges wouldn't.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dallas55

      You should refrain from lashing out at others who plainly see what you cannot. It is a fact that there is an underclass of sociopathic predators in the US, largely bred with we1fare dollars. The Florida bus beating, Georgia baby shot in the face, Spokane beating, Oklahoma baseball player, the flash mob "point out and knock out" attacks in Chicago, Philly, Florida. Zimmerman was the first to be in such a situation who was armed and able to defend himself. He won't be the last. Carry concealed and stand your ground.

      August 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I would be most interested to hear Dallas55's answer to what he perceives the problem is. CCW for everyone?

      August 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Or...

    So you are admmiting that Zimmerman murdered Martin. Good.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO

    I don't know specifically what happened between Zimmerman and Martin. No one does. But there was too much reasonable doubt to convict. One thing I am absolutely certain of, if our 88 year old vet was armed and killed the 16 year olds attacking him there would be nationwide protests calling for him to be charged with double murder of two helpless kids. No one can convince me otherwise. Beware of the new racists in the black community. They have power.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dallas55

      I'll go one further: Not only was there not evidence beyond a reasonable doubt sufficient to prosecute, there wasn't a good faith basis to believe an offense occurred at all, which is why the Seminole County cops and prosecutor didn't charge it. It took hack State Attorney Angela Corey to unethically bring charges, tantamount to malicious prosecution. Zimmerman deserves far more than $200,000 for the railroading he received, and Corey needs to be disbarred yesterday.

      August 28, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jeremiah halegino

    Rupert. Ur so silly ur interesting. Almost. Like the turtle man. Verge of disaster at every word.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    Oh no not that nut Rupert. I bid you good night.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Sheesh @ rupert, are you really that dense? Those 2 cases are like night and day! And no i dont think dumb george should be allowed to profit from taking a boys life. Especially since as banasy already pointed out it wasn't HIS money spent on his defense!

    August 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Am going to sleep now @ piankie, because its pointless to argue with a birdbrain. Gnite.

    August 27, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
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