On Wednesday night, George Zimmerman boldly stated that he had no regrets about what happened the day he fired the bullet that took 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s life.
Zimmerman was being interviewed by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity on Fox News. It was his first interview since he killed Trayvon Martin.
“I feel like it was all God’s plan,”said Zimmerman.
At some point later in his interview, Zimmerman must have realized that saying it was “God’s plan” and that he had no regrets may not go over too well with his audience because he seemed to try and take back what he said.
“I do wish there was something, anything I could have done that wouldn’t have put me in a position where I would have had to take a life. I do want to tell everyone I’m sorry that this happened. I hate to think that because of this incident, because of my actions, it has polarized, divided America. I’m truly sorry.”
Zimmerman appeared on the interview with attorney Mark O’Mara sitting beside him. He appeared cool, calm and collected and showed no emotion. He also made no attempt to take responsibility for his actions.
“I am not a racist. I am not a murderer,” he said.
In his half hearted apology to Martin’s parents he said:
“I would tell them that again I’m sorry. I don’t have, my wife and I don’t have any children. … I am sorry that they buried their child. I can’t imagine what it must feel like, and I pray for them daily.”
28 year old Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26, earlier this year. Prosecutors have said that Zimmerman profiled Martin and made the assumption that Martin was trying to commit a crime, followed him and then killed him.
Zimmerman, appearing to feel sorry for himself, rather than Martin or Martin’s loved ones, saying:
“I just think it’s a tragic situation. I hope it’s the most difficult thing I’ll ever go through in my life.”
Hannity also questioned Zimmerman about recent allegations that he molested a young woman from the time she was 6 years old until she was 16 years old. The young woman also accused Zimmerman of being a racist who did not like Black people. In his answer, Zimmerman just avoided answering the question.
Zimmerman claims that until he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he had never heard of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.