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George Zimmerman, his attorneys raising money off murder trial
George Zimmerman, his attorneys raising money off murder trial

Trying a case in the court of public opinion is nothing new. But the use of social media in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, has broken new ground. Zimmerman’s media-savvy attorneys don’t just give news conferences and show their faces on cable news networks. They have a Twitter feed @GZLegalCase, with more than 6,500 followers, and a website devoted to their client’s case. On the website, they acknowledge they are onto something new: “We understand that it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant,” they write, “but we also...

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