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.

Martin’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.

Sandy D'Esopo July 21, 2012 at 08:56 PM
The whole tragic affair looks to me to have been a situation that that got out of hand, with both Zimmerman and Martin making the wrong split-second decisions. What's disgusting is how both liberal and conservative factions have jumped on the tragedy to beat their drums. The left act like it was a repeat of the Emmet Till murder; the right like it proves the worst of the gun nuts are right. Martin is dead; his parents will grieve for the rest of their days, and so, perhaps, will Zimmerman. Whether he is sincere or not only he knows, and for the rest of us to speculate on what's in another's heart is mere gossip. Don't we have better things to do?
John Yannacci, Sr. July 21, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Spencer, If you want to be taken seriously, stop calling him "zumbskull". You are obviously so biased that nothing anyone will say will make an impression on you. Your use of "zumbskull" makes you sound infantile and foolish.
Spencer July 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM
He was zumb and he has a skull. It is the best legally ables to print name I could come up with.Welcome to AMERICA John. I am allowed to do stuff like that. And in a sense, u are right about one thing, I am bias. But my bias is based on one thing. When that 911 operator said stop. If zumbskull would have stop right then and right there, Martin would not have stop. reathinv, and we would not be having this conversation.
REVMAN July 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Not really it is an election year and we knows happen then.
CNR July 22, 2012 at 02:37 PM
My guess is that Zimmerman is sorry this happened, but not sure he fully understands his responsibility for the events. The idea that Zimmerman shot Martin because of race seems to not be born out by the facts. However, I think it pretty reasonable to conclude that the interaction occurred because Martin was black. If he was white, I doubt Zimmerman confronts him. So Zimmerman is guilty of woeful negligence, especially since he knows going in that he has a gun. A fact Martin is not aware of. Zimmerman attempted to be a law enforcement official but did not follow law enforcement protocols. For that reason he is guilty of something.


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