TRIAL: George Zimmerman
THE MAN who shot dead black teenager, Trayvon Martin, apologised to his family in court today.
George Zimmerman, 28, was heard saying 'I’m sorry' to the 17-year-old's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, when taking to the stand during his trial at a Florida court.
A softly spoken Zimmerman was heard saying: “I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son.
“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.”
Zimmerman, a self-styled neighbourhood watchman, shot Trayvon as he made his way home from a nearby shop in Sanford, Florida on February 26. He was arrested on April 11 following a number of protests.
Zimmerman claimed the teen was acting 'suspicious' and he shot him in self-defense after an confrontation in the gated community.
His bail has been granted bail, set at $150,000 (£93,000).