Zimmerman attorney says apology was ill-timed

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The attorney for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen, now says Zimmerman wouldn't have apologized during the bond hearing if they'd known the teen's family felt it was the wrong time.

Zimmerman's bond hearing Friday took a surprising turn when he took the witness stand and apologized to Trayvon Martin's family for the loss of their son. But an attorney for Martin's family spurned the apology.

Speaking Monday on "CBS This Morning," Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said that if he'd known the family felt the timing of the apology was wrong, it wouldn't have happened. O'Mara says Zimmerman simply wanted to reach out to the family.

Zimmerman, who's charged with second-degree murder, was released on bond late Sunday.