Friday, April 20, 2012
George Zimmerman Bail set at $150G
“I want to say I’m sorry for the loss of your son,” a shackled George Zimmerman said to Trayvon Martin’s mother and father, who were in the courtroom. “I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am, and I did not know if he was armed or not.”
It is the first time Zimmerman has spoken in his own defense in the racially charged case that has gripped the nation.
The 28-year-old was led to the witness box wearing a suit and tie with a chain around his waist and his arms cuffed at his sides. He has been in jail on a second-degree murder count after initially not being being charged with any crime.
Zimmerman said he was “fairly certain” he asked cops to tell Trayvon’s family he was sorry for what happened immediately after the Feb. 26 incident.
“He’s happy he's going to be back with his family,” O’Mara said after the hearing.
Zimmerman’s testified earlier Friday that she had never seen him angry and he wouldn’t be a danger if released from custody.