Attorney: Zimmerman Defense Fund Website Is Real

By: By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
By: By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for George Zimmerman is confirming the authenticity of a new website that allows supporters to raise money for the neighborhood watch volunteer who has admitted to fatally shooting an unarmed black teen in Florida.

Attorney Craig Sonner said Tuesday that all money raised from the site, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, will go to Zimmerman.

A registry shows that the Web site was created last weekend.

Zimmerman is at the center of an investigation over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense after following him in a gated community on Feb. 26.

Martin, who was unarmed, was black. Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic. The lack of an arrest has inspired nationwide protests and some claims of racism, which Zimmerman's
supporters deny.

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