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George Zimmerman's lawyer takes to the Web in Trayvon Martin case

George Zimmerman's attorney defends his move as a counter to fake sites. Cara Moore of WESH-TV of Orlando, Fla., reports.

The lawyer for George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has launched an all-out social media blitz seeking to tell Zimmerman's side of the story, msnbc.com's Suzanne Choney reports.


The Mark O'Mara Law Group confirmed that the website at the heart of the effort, titled George Zimmerman Legal Case, is its production, NBC station WESH-TV of Orlando reported. There are also Twitter and Facebook accounts.

"We understand 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," O'Mara says on the website.

But Stephen A. Saltzburg, former chairman of the American Bar Association's criminal justice section, told msnbc.com that "generally speaking, lawyers are not supposed to be making public statements that could compromise a fair trial." 

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