Garrison -- "This Is Not a Publicity Stunt"

8/2/2007 1:59 PM PDT

Garrison -- "This Is Not a Publicity Stunt"

Lane Garrison's first words on the stand, "I relive that night every day, and I think about the bad decisions I made."

Garrison went on, addressing Vahagn's parents, "All I can say to you is that I'm sorry. I tried to contact you every day. This PSA was not a publicity stunt." Garrison went on, "I don't want this to happen to anyone. We should think about our actions."

Garrison continued, "We can't bring him back, but I'm sorry for my behavior that evening and that is not representative of who I am usually."

Garrison added, "I also want to apologize to my family and friends for putting them through this."