SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Trayvon Martin’s parents say the apology George Zimmerman made on the witness stand during his bail hearing was disingenuous.
Natalie Jackson, one of the attorneys for Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, made the comments Friday after Zimmerman was granted $150,000 bail. In an extraordinary move, Zimmerman took the witness stand, telling Martin’s parents: “I am sorry for the loss of your son.”
Zimmerman could be free in several days. Authorities and attorneys need to work out arrangements to allow Zimmerman to live outside Florida because of threats made against him and his family. He is charged with second-degree murder and claims self-defense.
Zimmerman told police Martin attacked him after he started following the teenager Feb. 26. Zimmerman says he thought the 17-year-old Martin looked suspicious walking around the gated neighborhood.