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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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31.

Eli7798    

Travon Martin was a future thug in training. I can show you pictures of Charles Manson as a little boy and you'd think he was the greatest kid in the world. GZ deserves some time in Jail, but life in prison I don't think so.

824 days ago
32.

Sheila Shigley    

No need for Geroge Zimmerman to apologize at all, Travyon Martin was a drug dealer and I think Mr. Zimmerman for killing that low life drug dealer who could have harm tons of children! For Travyon Martin supporters, you are supporting a low life drug dealer and a violent criminal!!!

824 days ago
33.

Liz    

Why give interviews when you're awaiting trial?? It's sooooo stupid - I can't believe his lawyer hasn't told him to shut up. (Not that I support Zimmerman)

824 days ago
34.

matt    

If he didn't stalk an unarmed 17yo with no criminal record, who did nothing, and shoot him in the chest, he would have nothing to be sorry for.

824 days ago
35.

anne    

i don't know why he's apologizing.. everyone knows african americans never get over it. they drag everything for centuries..

824 days ago
36.

Miriam L. Wright    

But will Trayvon's parents be gracious enough to accept his apology?

824 days ago
37.

Eli7798    

One more thing, if you are watching a news station and they are using a photo of Travon Martin when he was like 4 years old then that media outlet is automatically discredited as factual journalism. He was 17 and 6'2" not exactly a small guy you want to mess with!

824 days ago
38.

.    

Trayvon was a drug dealer. I saw those screen caps form his Facebook, someone asking him if he had a 'plant'.

824 days ago
39.

Lmao    

Yap, yap, yap. This is what you call heartfelt? No, he has a pompous, "self-proclaimed" look to him. He did the wrong thing by following that kid, he needs to pay for his bad calls in judgement and the events that followed because of his wannabe cop shtick.

824 days ago
40.

matt    

In 2005, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with "resisting officer with violence" and "battery of law enforcement officer." Both these felonies are considered third-degree. Due to his desperate attempts, the charges were reduced to "resisting officer without violence" and then the only remaining charge was also completely waived off when he entered an alcohol education program.
In the same year (2005), Zimmerman's ex-fiance, Veronica Zuazo, filed a civil motion for a restraining order, alleging domestic violence. In retaliation, Zimmerman filed for a retraining order against Zuazo and both these claims were resolved with both restraining orders granted.
The next year, in 2006, Zimmerman was charged with speeding. However, that case was dismissed because the officer who charged him failed to show up at the court.

824 days ago
41.

ashley    

the thug kid, gangsta wanna-be

824 days ago
42.

furious cupcakes    

George Zimmerman is an extremely manipulative individual. The only reason a man who murders another child and then goes on TV to apologize rather than a personal non filmed face to face apology to the parents is to gain public sympathy. It's a move his attorney and his publicist pushed him to do seeing that he was just blasted with the molestation accusation a few days ago. It's a chess move to safe his ass not anything more. Fugazi has a great lyric " we grab anything when we fall".

824 days ago
43.

Quinn    

Casey Anthony is soooo happy he killed that punk thug.

824 days ago
44.

South Beach    

You're a lying POS George, and you're going to get what's coming to you. Not feeling quite so John Wayne/Clint Eastwood now are you? Punk.

824 days ago
45.

TheVolleyballGod    

It is good he prays for those who hate him the most. Martins parents should also pray for George for it was their thug son who was physically bigger than Martin who jumped Martin from the back and was beating him to death until George saved his own life by legally killing the assaulting Martin.

I dont go near anyone who carries a gun because they are dangerous flakes, if it were me there in the dark I would have grabbed the nearest stone and would have beaten Martin off me. All one has to do is look at the video of Zimmerman in court and he is clearly a short small man. Martin should have avoided attacking a smaller man and picked on somebody his own size.

824 days ago
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