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GoFundMe set up for freeway shooting suspect

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 23:55:19-04

The suspect in four of the Phoenix freeway shootings is now asking for help to pay for his legal defense.

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A GoFundMe account has been set up by Leslie Merritt Junior's  fiancé. The site explains that his family is behind Merritt Jr., 100%.

Leslie Merritt Senior says the page is legitimate. He says the family is hard working while trying to mount a legal defense. 

The online account is seeking $25,000 dollars. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, no one had contributed to the account.

"I mean everyone, it's a free country, everybody has a right to raise funds for what they want but it seems ridiculous. Somebody is out there putting people's lives in random danger and for him to even have bail seems ridiculous to me," said Mike Holland, who heard about the online account.

Leslie Merritt Jr. remains in jail on a 1 million dollar bail.