George Zimmerman has taken to the Web to drum up support—and to support himself. The 28-year-old former neighborhood watch patrolman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, has launched a website seeking donations to cover his legal and living expenses. —KA
Mr Zimmerman, 28, provides no details on his website about the night of the killing, saying only that “on Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage”.
“As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life.
“This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries,” adds the text, which appears against the backdrop of the US national flag.