George Zimmerman’s Defense Launches Website

On the new site, the defense team has announced they will delay a legal request for evidence from prosecutors. 

Posted: 04/30/2012 02:17 PM EDT

George Zimmerman's defense attorneys have established a new website just a week after Zimmerman’s personal website, where he raised more than $200,000 for his high-profile, controversial case, was shut down.  

 

On the new defense team run website, gzlegalcase.com, attorney Mark O'Mara acknowledges that it is "unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case."

 

On Sunday, the team posted that in an effort to protect potential witnesses, it will delay the discovery process, or the legal request for evidence from prosecutors, which would also make evidence a public record.

 

"We are concerned about the release of witness information to the general public, solely due to safety concerns. There has been a lot of animosity and emotions caused by incomplete and premature disclosure of information," the website reads.

 

Zimmerman is charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, Febraury 26. Zimmerman claims the shooting was in self-defense.

 

Facts about the case are not on the website.

 

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