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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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61.

TRUTHONLY    

eware 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.

740 days ago
62.

StevenB    

Yeah, if you are going to insist on claiming "I'm not a racist, swear!!", you really shouldn't be on Fox, since that screams the exact opposite.

740 days ago
63.

myopinion    

He's sorry it got so much media attention...Tell the truth Zimmerman.

740 days ago
64.

Michael    

Innocent. Self defense.

740 days ago
65.

Bagheera    

Here is the argument for the George Zimmerman is not guilty side: Years ago, Treyvon was arrested for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to sell. Therefore, Treyvon deserved to be stalked by a 30+ year old white man carrying a gun and shot to death.
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You don't want to paint Treyvon as a saint? OK. He wasn't. But do not paint George as an altar boy incapable of doing wrong. He ignored the 911 operator. He ignored police. He lied to a judge. Apparently, he molested an 8 year old (at the time of the molestation) cousin.
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I find it hard to believe anyone who disobeys orders from dispatchers and police officers. Difficult to believe someone who lies to a judge about his funds.
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Was Treyvon a saint? No! But that does not give a self-appointed Batman the right to kill him. George may have been defending himself. But where is the justification for George to follow Treyvon? To confront Treyvon? To carry a gun? People are ignoring the fact that neighborhood watch officials are not supposed to carry weapons. They are not supposed to follow supposed criminals. They are not supposed to confront supposed criminals. They are supposed to call 911 and let Law Enforcement Officials take care of Enforcing the Law.

740 days ago
66.

kerrplunk    

Sorry did not pull the trigger..

740 days ago
67.

Deven    

I don't see him saying sorry to the girl he molested... he's s*** all around. He lied to the judge about his assets, he had an extra passport in his safety deposit box, and had he listened to so many people who told him 1.) not to carry his gun (the neighborhood watch) and 2.) the 911 operator, Travyon would be alive and well and GZ would be tra-la-laing off into the sunset with his trailer trash wife.

740 days ago
68.

CriticXtreme    

You're sorry but you're not sorry. You just someone by their skin color and hoodie. You should fry but because so many folks are behind you, you will get away with this but remember there is white justice, there is street justice and karma.

740 days ago
69.

Jen    

I don't think giving an exclusive to Fox News is the best way to prove you're not racist. Of all the channels to pick!

740 days ago
70.

ohboy    

George Zimmerman did the world a favor. We need more like him to keep the ghetto population in check. Maybe take out a few White Liberals too.

740 days ago
71.

Someone who actually knows what they're talking about    

#1, the "girl he molested" was his cousin who's a year and a half younger than he. Meaning, if she says she was molested on 5-6 occasions over a 10 year period, then you'd be accusing a 7.5-17.5 year old of grabbing his cousin in inappropriate places. Hard to convict a minor of that age range of "touching another minor". I'm not blowing this woman's allegations off as nothing ... I dont know enough to accept them or dismiss them. But I cant tell you this DOES stink of a young woman trying to get a book deal.

#2, He's been over-indicted. 2nd degree murder requires proof of malice and an intent to kill. With all of the cuts and bruises he had after their scuffle, there's no chance in hell a jury will convict him of 2nd degree murder.
If the prosecutor wasn't trying to make a name for herself she SHOULD have hit him with manslaughter ... which she can no longer add-in. He made enough mistakes to prove he was erring in his judgement and manslaughter would have been a walk in the park getting him convicted.

3rd, Trayvon Martin was a punk 17 yr old. He SHOULD NOT be dead right now. Zimmerman should have backed off like the dispatcher recommended. However, evidence that has been presented thus far (including multiple neighbors testimonies) suggests Martin was indeed the aggressor in the fight.

My point: Both Martin and Zimmerman conducted themselves like fools. And now one man is dead. Shame on both of them. Their families are the ones who have to suffer for their stupidity.

My other point: Quit with the race baiting bullsiht people. If you really gave a damn about black youths you'd be howling about the black on black youth killings that occur in that same city every day. The race baiters are out looking to make money off of this tragedy, plain and simple... and you're all taking the bait and regurgitating the bullcrap for them. For goodness sake just let this play out ... let the evidence present itself in court .. and then make an EDUCATED judgement. Quit relying on other peoples speculation of what the facts MIGHT be.

740 days ago
72.

Randy    

When i was a armed Security Guard one of the first things i was taught was DO NOT CONFRONT and obey what the Police authority has told you. that your own life is not worth it. And on that note GZ clearly went against what was told him. To stay in the car and they would deal with it. He wanted to be a hero and he was better than everyone else. It does not matter what or who Trevon was, the fact remains he went against what the police said and so whatever predicament he got himself into was of his own making. And then it didnt help his case any when he lied to the court about how much money he had available during his bail hearing, and now to say he is sorry ,well sorry i dont buy it. he is just trying to help his case and maybe get leniency with the judge because his attorney told him to. but then if i was in the same boat i would probably do the same as what he is doing

740 days ago
73.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

No George, You're sorry everyone's finding out what a murdering, lying con artist you are along with your obese wife. Eat Schit George

740 days ago
74.

sumo    

Zimmerman is so full of crap. If he was so sorry why did he and his wife hide thousands of dollars and a second passport so he could flee the country.
And Hannity is so stupid, he would believe him.

740 days ago
75.

duckman963    

Disgusting saying sorry for giving someone who attacks you what he deserved.

740 days ago
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