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O’Mara seeking Zimmerman legal fees from Fla.

on August 27, 2013 10:20 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s attorney has told a newspaper that he plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Mark O’Mara told the paper Monday evening that because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs.

O’Mara said Monday that he was going to make a motion asking Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to authorize the payments.

An after-hours email sent to defense attorneys was not immediately answered.

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