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George Zimmerman

to Trayvon Martin's Parents

'I'm Sorry'

7/18/2012 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



George Zimmerman
has issued an emotional apology to the parents of Trayvon Martin ... and says he prays for them every single day.

Zimmerman sat down with Sean Hannity and for the first time on camera, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin back in February is talking about the incident.

During the interview, which airs tonight on Fox News, Hannity asks if Zimmerman had a message for Trayvon's parents ... to which George replied, "I would tell them that, again, I’m sorry."

After noting that he and his wife do not have any children of their own, he continued, "I am sorry that [Trayvon's parents] buried their child ... I can’t imagine what it must feel like and I pray for them daily."

Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd degree murder ... and if convicted, could face up to life in prison.

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16.

HMichaelH    

Beware of anything you see on the national networks or in your local papers.
Apparently they think it is their job to shape our opinions instead of report the news.

Unfortunately, the comment section here won't let me attached the photo, but you should know it shows a young, black gangster-looking man.


Our media continue to show 12 year old Trayvon, NOT 17 year old Trayvon. They continue to show the 5 year old picture BECAUSE it helps to cement in your mind a little, cute, hoodie wearing youngster.

In reality.."little Trayvon"...at the time of his death...stood almost 6'2" tall...weighed 175 pounds...had numerous run in's with authorities (both at school and local police)...had been stopped and almost arrested two days before his death for...smacking a bus driver in the face...because the driver refused to let him ride for free...he was released because the driver was told not to press charges by the bus company and to continue on his route.

When "little Trayvon" was suspended at school...it was not only because he tried to bring a little marijuana in with him...he was in possession of wedding rings and other jewelry...watches etc. that he said he "found" along with a large screwdriver...while on the way to school that day...the jewelry was turned over to the Police by the school.

Not a single paper has printed RECENT photos of this kid...because...it would not keep your interest in this case... Not a single paper will admit that this kid was a marijuana dealer...his friends on facebook all say he had the "best plants"...not a single paper will show you any of his recent photos where he shows off a mouthful of gold teeth....all of his tattoos...not a single paper will tell the news like it really is....and NOT how they want you to think it is.


The picture of Trayvon Martin at 17 shows a gangster. Our media continue to show 12 year old Trayvon, NOT 17 year old Trayvon. They continue to show the 5 year old picture BECAUSE it helps to cement in your mind a little, cute, hoodie wearing youngster.

791 days ago
17.

two cents    

wannabe gang member got what he had coming. No sympathies from me. He wasn't the saint the media portrayed him to be.

791 days ago
18.

Trevis Miho    

Haha, of COURSE this sh*t would be on Fox News. Emotional apology?? Go stab yourself, Zimmerman. I'd only ackowledge an "emotional" apology if he physically hurt himself, and cried into a camera how his guilt forces him to do that to himself. THAT is an emotional apology.

791 days ago
19.

Anonymous    

He didn't apologize for (allegedly) killing their son. What he offered was more like a condolence "I'm sorry they buried their son." He is a piece of work, coward, weasel. He took zero responsibility for any part in their son's death. No one has the right to approach a stranger just because they look suspicious to them. I bet Trevon felt threatened, I know I would have. Neighborhood "WATCH" is just that, you watch the neighborhood and report suspicious activity. It's not called the "Neighborhood Vigilante Take Matters Into Your Own Hands Police Wannabe Patrol"

791 days ago
20.

spokenword    

Sometimes we just need to admit when we are wrong. It's a beginning at least. But this dude has some problems he needs to face like a man.

791 days ago
21.

coomason    

About the only thing he is sorry for is not being able to use the self defense thing from his neighborhood watch and now he's facing life in prison. He is sorry alright, but not the way he is intending.

791 days ago
22.

Amanda    

He's sorry they had to bury their son but not sorry he shot him? Interesting choice of words...

791 days ago
23.

Sarah a piane    

Sounds fake to me

791 days ago
24.

arale norimaki    

Try running down and tackling a guy on the sidewalk for no reason then see what happens. No one saw Zimmerman being attacked and since Trayvon can't speak from the grave, Zimmerman is full of sh1t.

791 days ago
25.

Gyant    

Perhaps I'm too cynical, but I just don't buy it. I'm sure he went through an intense media training to sell this interview. His actions of hiding money, shows his true integrity. His actions truly contradict his empathy for the Martin Family.

791 days ago
26.

BettieOoo    

I cant wait till someone shoots this mothr fcuker!

791 days ago
27.

parlayer    

martin got what he ASKED for. live by the sword, die by the sword!!!.

791 days ago
28.

There's a problem here    

Of course he's sorry! THEY'RE ALL SORRY WHEN THEY ARE BUSTED OR HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR ACTIONS. He's sorry because his ass is in a sling for being The Neighborhood Savior and saving everyone from the black kid

791 days ago
29.

Liz    

This can't be good for his already bad case...

791 days ago
30.

jason    

so now that all this other stuff from his past is starting to surface, he goes to the media to try to deflect it. I hope they have enough evidence to send this guy to prison.

791 days ago
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