George Zimmerman took the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents for the death of their son.
The Associated Press reports that Zimmerman made the brief statement during his bond hearing. He is currently awaiting trial and faces life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder in a case that has captured the nation.
Zimmerman told Martin’s parents that he was “sorry for the loss of your son” and stated that he didn’t know that Martin was both 17 and unarmed during their altercation in Sanford, Florida.
Natalie Jackson, an attorney for the Martin family, said Zimmerman’s apology was “insulting,” adding, “This is the most unmeaningful apology we’ve ever seen in our entire lives.”
The prosecution has asked for refusal of bond or $1 million bail, and defense requested a tiny $15K. But $150,000 was the number decided by a judge today. Zimmerman will also have a 7pm curfew, cannot have guns (YA THINK) or alcohol, and will wear an electronic monitoring device.
We’ll keep you posted on any other developments.