George Zimmerman using $50K for living expenses

Legal defense fund raises more than $200,000K

Published On: May 08 2012 12:56:25 PM EDT   Updated On: May 08 2012 02:57:29 PM EDT

Some of the money raised from George Zimmerman's legal defense fund is helping the former neighborhood watch leader pay for his living expenses and security while he awaits trial in hiding for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman's attorney said on his website that just under $50,000 of the more than $200,000 raised by Zimmerman's now-defunct website is being used for his security and setting up his living arrangements in hiding. Zimmerman has about $15,000 in cash.
The other $150,000 raised by the website has been turned over to independent administrator to manage.
Zimmerman had an arraignment hearing Tuesday. But he already has pleaded not guilty and didn't attend. His attorney, Mark O'Mara, on Tuesday also asked that Zimmerman's right to a speedy trial be waived.