George Zimmerman launches new website

2:18 PM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
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Orlando, FL (WESH) -- George Zimmerman is back online.

This time, his website is being run by his defense attorney.

The Mark O'Mara Law Group confirmed that www.GZlegalcase.com belongs to them.

It's a place where people can get information about Zimmerman's case, and even ask questions.

Zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

O'Mara's firm said they have launched the website to dispel misinformation, discourage speculation and discredit other, fraudulent websites.

"A critical part of this effort is establishing the credibility of official digital properties that media and the public can trust," O'Mara's firm said.

The new site comes after a hearing in the case Friday, when O'Mara disclosed to the judge that Zimmerman raised more than $200,000 through a previous website.

According to the new website, the firm does plan to take donation for Zimmerman's defense.

The website also includes social media profiles, including Twitter and Facebook pages.

O'Mara says he will ask Judge Ken Lester to set aside Florida public records laws to protect the well-being of the small number of witnesses involved in this case.

O'Mara says he is concerned for witnesses' safety.

On Friday, Judge Lester indicated a willingness to consider protecting the anonymity of witnesses due to the emotional nature of this high profile case, but he did turn down the prosecution's effort to muzzle O'Mara's statements to the press, turning down their request for a gag order.

WESH

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