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.

Charles July 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
God's plan? Why is it that Sean Hannity and FOX news are carrying the water for this creep?
Elizabeth July 21, 2012 at 01:18 AM
I think this was a huge mistake for Zimmerman to do this interview. He did not come off well, in my opinion. And yes Chuck - I agree with you. The "God's plan" remark was just plain creepy! I truly don't believe that he targeted Trayvon because of his race. Say what you will about that. But it is my belief after seeing that interview, that he is not telling the truth about all that went down that night. And Chuck - I will have to agree with you again. Hannity is really beginning to seem like an apologist for this guy and he really should just stay out of it because he's not helping. I understand that Barbara Walters cancellled her interview with him because he asked that they pay for a hotel stay for a month for him and his wife and Walters refused to do that. Zimmerman is in no position to be asking for BS like this.
SolarPete July 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Zimmerman will never get a fair shake He was beaten by Martin the photos and doctors report shows this What would u have said if the tables were turned and Martin did get his gun first and shot and killed Zimmerman? This would have been another killing by a black and they never get head lines unless a white person kills a black. Did u folks ever hear the story about a white couple out of TN on a date and they were raped and murdered by 3 black men? I can bet nope never made
SolarPete July 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM
national news, yet who cares it wasn't white against black... Zimmerman killed a kid who I will say provoked half of the fight This neighborhood had many break ins the following past weeks and he was doing what he always does as the neighborhood WATCH.. As for carrying a gun well I have nothing to say about that. His choice to protect himself Every news media makes Martin like a good kid but the truth is a different story The media made him look young and meek when he was bigger and a strong kid. The real truth will never be shown as the media changed that when they said he was white In Florida and else where black kill blacks every day and nothing makes the headlines When Obama showed his true colors with his racist comment and everyone always takes sides. Only God knows his plan and bible thumpers also feel they know Gods plan. Strange thought what ever the outcome Zimmerman will deal with it, but the Martin family will cry foul what ever happens Being none of use were there how can u pass judgement
aaron rogers July 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
i do think that martin beat the crap out of george zimmerman, and he should have. If some creep was following me around like he was I would beat the crap out of him to and according to stand your ground trayvon had a legal right to do so, or does that law only apply to conservatives.
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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