VIDEO: George Zimmerman To Trayvon Martin’s Parents: ‘I Am Sorry For The Loss Of Your Son’

George Zimmerman took the witness stand at his own bond hearing Friday morning in a Florida courtroom and said he was sorry to the parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager he killed on Feb. 26 in what he claims was an act of self defense.

“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman said. “I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. And I did not know that he was armed or not.”

Update, 12:25 p.m.: After the hearing, an attorney for Martin’s family said they were “outraged” that Zimmerman was allowed to make the statement.

See the video:

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