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George Zimmerman says sorry for loss of Trayvon Martin, says he didn't know if he was armed
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) ' Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has taken the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to the parents of Trayvon Martin for shooting their son.
Zimmerman made the brief statement during Friday's hearing over whether he should be released on bail while he awaits trial on second-degree murder charges.
Zimmerman told Martin's parents that he was "sorry for the loss of your son." He said he didn't know that Martin was 17 and that he was unarmed during their altercation in a central Florida neighborhood.
The 28-year-old Zimmerman shot Martin the night of Feb. 26. He says Martin attacked him.