George Zimmerman, the accused man in the murder of Trayvon Martin, said the whole “experience” has really opened his eyes to a lot but said he wouldn’t have done anything differently that night.
Back in February, Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch coordinator, shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old Martin. Zimmerman says Trayvon was acting suspiciously and has claimed self defense. In April he was charged with second degree murder, to which he plead not guilty to.
In his first interview since the incident, Zimmerman told Fox News’ Sean Hannity,
When I was in jail, I was in solitary confinement and I had a lot of time to think and reflect. It’s a tragic situation and I hope it’s the most difficult thing I’ll have to go through in my life.
I feel that it was all God’s plan. I do wish that there was something, anything I could have done that would have put me in the position that I wouldn’t have to take his life. I’m sorry that this happened. I hate to think that because of this incident, because of my actions, that it’s polarized and divided America.”
Zimmerman did offer his condolences to Martin’s family.
I am sorry that they buried their child. I can’t imagine what it must feel like. I pray for them daily.”
This morning, Martin’s mom and dad were on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and Fox & Friends to express their disgust with Zimmerman’s interview. Sybina Fulton said,
Why would God have him to kill an unarmed teenager? I mean, it just makes no sense. What plan is it? I mean, that’s just heartless to say that that was God’s plan that he took our child’s life.”
Currently, Zimmerman is free on bond and is awaiting trial.