Wow, a weird turn of events in the Trayvon Martin case involving his killer George Zimmerman. And by weird I mean, completely expected. Arrested on April 11, Zimmerman‘s bail hearing was held today, Friday April 20, in Florida where the defendant took the stand, according the Guardian:
“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman said in court. “I did not know how old he was, I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. And I did not know if he was armed or not.”
But the Martin family doesn’t accept the killer’s apology.
They are “outraged” that Zimmerman was allowed to take the witness stand and apologize to them. They thought the apology self-serving and disingenuous.
Zimmerman will be released on $150,000 bail, with GPS monitoring and daily curfews. He might even be kept on house arrest out of the state of Florida, which I assume will happen for his safety.
If I were the judge, I’d see Zimmerman as a flight risk since police took so long to locate and apprehend him as their “collar” to use a technical “Law & Order” term. Thoughts, folks?