George Zimmerman gave his first television interview last night and apologized for again for killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman sat for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. He expressed regret to the parents of 17-year-old Martin. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting Martin in what he says was self-defense.
He also apologized to Martin’s parents during an April bond hearing.
Zimmerman said: ”My wife and I don’t have any children. I have nephews that I love more than life. I love them more than myself. And I know when they were born, it was a different unique bond and love that I have with them. And I love my children even though that they aren’t born yet. I am sorry that they buried their child. I can’t imagine what it must feel like. And I pray for them daily.”
Zimmerman said he was approached by a “confrontational” Martin outside his home, and he shot the teen during a struggle as Martin tried to suffocate him, told Zimmerman he was “going to die,” and made a move for Zimmerman’s handgun.
Zimmerman told Hannity that he routinely carried a gun, though not while he was at work. He said, “I feel it was all God’s plan.”
Martin’s family said in a statement that Zimmeramn clearly does not regret anything he did that night.
Trayvon’s dad said: “We must worship a different God because there is no way that my God would have wanted Zimmerman to kill my teenage son.”
Bert has a question for Carl: because this case is so racially charged, will it cloud the actual facts?