Patch’s Poll: Do You Think George Zimmerman’s Apology Was Sincere?

The Florida man who shot and killed a 17-year-old Trayvon Martin tells Sean Hannity he was sorry to the teen’s parents and that he prays for Trayvon every day.


In his first media interview after being arrested in February, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin told Fox News’ Sean Hannity he was sorry to the teen’s parents that they had to bury their child.

“I can’t imagine what it feels likes,” Martin said. “And I pray for them daily.”

Zimmerman remains out on bond in the highly publicized case that drew outrage during the first half of 2012.

During the interview Zimmerman gave his version of events, saying he got out of his car while on a neighborhood watch in his Sanford, Fla., gated community and followed Martin as he walked home from a convenience store.

Zimmerman claims he lost track of Martin and that the teen later approached him and began fighting him, at which point he drew his gun and fired.

“I feel it was all God’s plan,” Zimmerman said, after Hannity asked him if he had any regrets.

Zimmerman’s parents went on Fox news the night after to say they didn’t feel Zimmerman’s apology was sincere.

“I think he’s just saying whatever he wants to,” said Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

“He’s just trying to save face,” said Tracey Martin, Trayvon’s father.

Do you think George Zimmerman’s apology was sincere? Or do you agree with Trayvon’s parents that he was just trying to save face? Tak our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

aaron rogers July 21, 2012 at 03:32 PM
obama said nothing racist, he told the truth and many construed it to mean what they wanted it to mean. If he had a son he would look like trayvon. He was a kid not because of his size but because he wasnt of mature age. How can some one who was chased down provoke a fight that has already been provoked. no matter what you say about tm he broke no laws, and gz is no cop. he had a legal right to defend himself against gz. Now i dont think this is a issue of race, but since you want to bring up black on black crime maybe you should look up white on white, which is of a higher percentage. but people like you only see the wrong others do, ignore all the white women who killed there kids, ignore all those serial killers, and talk about gangbangers like bikers dont exist, I can admit to the flaws in my own people can you, or do you think they are all perfect
DisgruntledInClinton July 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
This soft spoken, polite man has already been unfairly tried and convicted by the liberal media. I believed his story, I liked him while watching the interview, I believed his apology. In fact, I actually hope he sues the "reverend" Al Sharpton, MSNBC, etc. to try to stop this from happening again.
Raelene July 23, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I do not think George Zimmerman’s apology was sincere and I think he should go back to jail, 1. he was told not to have any contact with the Martins and talking to them though the t.v. is just that..2 he was told not to have a account and that is what paypal. Why he thinks he does not have to follow a court order is beyond me.
Raelene July 23, 2012 at 02:44 AM
one would think if you get punched in the face 25 times, your face would look like a bag of jelly. I just do not beleive one word that Mr. Zimmerman says.
SolarPete July 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM
it is so nice to see everyone on here were there and saw the whole thing They have the right to pass judgement on a man who killed someone to defend himself So I ask you this place yourself in GZ shoes. What would u done if it was you doing your security block captain job. Someone in the neighborhood had to call GZ and complain that a hoodie black man was slinking around between houses. Someone else started this and GZ was the one trying to protect his home and others. So before u judge u need to live in his home life and see what u would have done faced in the same problem. From everyones negitive remarks I'm guessing u also feel when a military person kills an unarmed person to defend his life and others he too killed someone wrongly, but how many of u can say this unless you have been in the same kind of life or death position. U all must live in a safe world and have no break in or hoddie crooks walking your streets bothering u and your neighbors


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