Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin's parents

7:15 PM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
George Zimmerman in a Sanford, Fla., courtroom for his bond hearing. (CNN File)
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(USA Today) -- In first media interview on the killing of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman spent an hour with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. 

In an excerpt from the interview, Hannity asks Zimmerrman what he would like to tell Trayvon's parents.

"I would tell them that again, I'm sorry," he said. "I'm sorry they buried their child. I can't imagine what it must feel like. And I pray for them daily."

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Noting that he and his wife don't have children, he tells of having nephews "I love more than life, I love them more than myself."

"And I love my children even thought they're not born yet."

The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon in a gated community in Sanford on Feb. 26.

He told police he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense after the teen repeatedly knocked his head to the ground.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, will also appear on the show and plans to address rumors about Zimmerman's bail and finances.

This isn't the first time Zimmerman has spoken to the Fox News talks show host. In April, before he was charged and arrested, Zimmerman called Hannity and engaged in an off-the-record conversation, TVNewser reports.

Hannity said at the time that he had agreed not to discuss what they talked about.

A Fox News Channel spokesperson batted down speculation that Hannity had paid for tonight's interview, telling TVNewserthat the Fox News host "has never offered to pay any legal fees or any fee associated with George Zimmerman."

(USA Today)

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