Friday, April 20, 2012

George Zimmerman gets bond, says he’s sorry for killing Trayvon Martin (video)

On April 20, 2012, George Zimmerman appeared before Judge Kenneth Lester where he attended a bond hearing. Court took a dramatic turn as George Zimmerman took the stand and spoke directly to Trayvon Martin’s parents who attended. Following the hearing, attorney for the Martins, Benjamin Crump, held a news conference and revealed the Martins were outraged at Zimmerman’s apology.

“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,” George Zimmerman stated from the stand.

Judge Lester set bond at $150,000 and ordered George Zimmerman to wear a GPS monitor. Judge Lester prohibited Zimmerman from using drugs or alcohol and will need to meet a curfew set from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am throughout the duration of his bail. He is required to check in with authorities every three days. Though Zimmerman made a point of speaking out to Trayvon Martin’s parents, he will not be able to contact them while out on bond.

Click the video player below to watch George Zimmerman as he apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s parents from the stand.

George Zimmerman granted bond, apologizes to Trayvon Martin's family during hearing:

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