George Zimmerman Sent A Letter From Jail To Ohio Supporter
Trayvon Martin's shooter encouraged donations to now defunct website
In a jailhouse letter allegedly from George Zimmerman obtained by thesmokinggun.com, the Florida man directed a supporter to donate to his legal fund using the now-defunct therealgeorgezimmerman.com.
The handwritten two-page letter, posted online today by the site — which says it was given to them by an Ohio man who wrote Zimmerman in hopes of depositing money in his jail account — directs the supporter to donate via Zimmerman's website.
The Smoking Gun reports:
“The best way to send your support is through prayer!” wrote Zimmerman, in the letter wrote Zimmerman, 28, who noted that, “if you insist on sending funds, the best way is through my website.” He added that the site, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, “accepts checks and credit card payments via PayPal.”
In his handwritten two-page letter sent from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Zimmerman apologized for his penmanship. “I never had good penmanship and I thought it didn’t matter since all communication would be through a keyboard,” he stated.
A copy of the letter was provided to TSG by the Ohio man, who said he wrote to offer support after hearing reports about bounties being purportedly offered to harm Zimmerman. The neighborhood watch captain has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the February shooting of the unarmed Martin, 17, who was killed by a single shot to the chest.
Zimmerman--who was released from custody on April 23--closed the missive by noting that he has placed “another order for pens, pencils and paper today.” He added, “I will try to write as often as possible.”
After his release, Zimmerman took down his original fundraising site and his legal team later started a new site to raise money for his defense fund.