George Zimmerman Wants Florida to Pay His Legal Bills

State may have to cover the legal expenses of the man found not guilty of shooting Trayvon Martin.
1:45 | 08/27/13

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being a fighter. Linzie janis, abc news, pennsylva pennsylvania. George zimmerman wants the state that put him on trial to pay his legal costs, no small amount and florida may have to do it. Here's abc's matt gutman. Reporter: George zimmerman is a free man but his not guilty verdict could cost the state of florida a pretty penny. It's going to be about 200 or $300,000 in cost money. Reporter: He was acquitted last month when a single count of second degree murder after shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin in 2012. Because of a law, he has the right to recoup, quote, reasonable expenses but not lawyers fees. He can expense expect witnesses, travel, photo copies and possibly the 3-d photo used in the courtroom. His lawyers expect a fight. There is a lot of money outstanding. Reporter: They say their client has been living off of donations to his website. The fee for their services could have topped $2 million. As for his whereabouts still unknown. He's been spotted last month in texas by a state trooper who didn't seem to know who he was. What a coincidence. Reporter: Three weeks later this owner of a gun factory in florida, the same manufacture who made the gun used to shoot the teen. His wife pleaded not guilty and has a court hearing tomorrow. Matt gutman abc news, miami.

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