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Zimmerman defense team: We're out of $$$

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  • George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012
  • His attorneys say they need $120,000 more for his defense
George Zimmerman's defense says it's out of money

Big loss for Zimmerman defense: What's next?

Big loss for Zimmerman defense: What's next?

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It’s shaping up to be a pretty bad week for George Zimmerman. On Tuesday his defense team lost a round of pivotal motions in his case. Now, it looks like its bank account is nearly empty.

In a plea posted to Zimmerman’s defense fund website, his attorneys are asking for another $120,000 -- or at least $75,000 to “give George a fighting chance.” They urge people to donate whatever they can, even if it’s only $5 or $10.

Read more: A bad day for Zimmerman

They say they’ve raised $26,000 in donations in the last two months and over $300,000 so far, but it’s just not enough.

“In the days ahead, we need to spend thousands of dollars on transcripts of crucial depositions. We need to pay experts and provide them accommodations during the time they may be needed at trial. We’ve contributed all we can, and now we need to ask, hopefully for the last time, for your help,” says the site.

Read more: Martin texted about fighting, marijuana, and guns

Zimmerman’s attorneys -- Mark O’Mara and Don West –- haven’t been paid a cent, according to the site. Many interns are also reportedly working for free while some staffers are working “for far less than they deserve.”

Jury selection for Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial is scheduled to begin June 10.

He is accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self-defense.

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