The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, continues to make headlines. Last night he sat down for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity and expressed his apologies to the families of Trayvon Martin.
For his first television interview, he shockingly said he does not regret the tragic events of that February night. He said, “I feel that it was all God’s plan, and for me to second guess it or judge it.”
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting the teenager in what he says was self-defense. Martin was unarmed when he was killed in February while walking back to his father’s girlfriend’s house in a gated residential area of Sanford, Florida.
As part of his reflection of the unfortunate incident, Zimmerman claims Martin punched his nose and broke it after being confronting. Zimmerman said he was reaching for his cell phone.
Zimmerman also mentioned that he was not sure how he ended up on the ground. He recalls Martin straddling him and telling him to shut up during the altercation.
“He started bashing my head into the concrete sidewalk. And as he broke my nose, I started yelling for help. I was disoriented,” he said.
Although the 28-year-old has pleaded not guilty, he was set free on a $1 million bail bond early July. He was granted bail in April but revoked after a judge found that hat Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, had failed to disclose more than $150,000 in donations.
Perhaps, Zimmerman is looking to milk this exclusive story for all it’s worth; however, Barbara Walters wasn’t hearing it. Walters revealed on Thursday that she had rejected demands by Zimmerman. The New York Post reported that Walters had traveled down to Florida with the intention of interviewing Zimmerman, but walked away after he requested that ABC provide him hotel room for a month. Walters described him as “desperate for money” and “very worried about his family.” She also said he was “polite, soft-spoken, stubborn.” She said that his lawyers “wanted him to do the interview.”
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