George Zimmerman, 28, has officially launched a website asking supporters for help with his legal defense fund and warns them that any money collected so far has not been handed over to him nor his family, reports CNN.
“I am the real George Zimmerman,” is boldly emblazoned on the website, TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com, and for the first time, the neighborhood watch captain speaks to the public about the night he shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Florida:
On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries. I am grateful to my friends that have come to my aid, whether publicly or personally, never questioning my integrity or actions, understanding that I cannot discuss the details of the event on February 26th, and allowing law enforcement to proceed with their investigation unhindered. Once again, I thank you for your patience and I assure you, the facts will come to light.”
Read more at cnn.com or check out the video below.