George Zimmerman was arrested in the death of Trayvon Martin. He was charged with second degree murder, after he shot 17 year old Trayvon in the chest on February 26th in Sanford, Florida forty five days ago.
George Zimmerman wants to apologize to Trayvon Martin’s family according to his attorney, Mark O’Mara.
Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and through his lawyer says that the teenager’s death “weighs on” him everyday.
O’Mara told ABC News:
“Understand that George fully well realizes that he was involved in some way in the death of another young man. He does not take the result of that altercation lightly at all. That weighed on him, I would imagine, more than the isolation, more than the last six weeks, more probably than the threat of what is to come in the system.”
Zimmerman spent his first night in prison in protective custody where he could be watched at all times, and according to law enforcement officials he has “wept quite a bit” at night.
When asked if Zimmerman may apologize to Martin’s family, O’Mara said:
“What I want to happen is for that conversation to occur directly to the family rather than …in the media through me. Yeah, I imagine it would.”
Zimmerman appeared inside a Seminole County courtroom today for his first hearing/arraignment. But the judge moved the date for the formal arraignment to May 29th.
During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer, “Yes sir,” after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him. According to a booking report, Zimmerman is listed as 5-foot-8 and weighing 185 lbs.
Zimmerman will remain a resident of Seminole County’s John E. Polk Correctional Facility, otherwise known as the Seminole County jail.