An attorney for the parents of Trayvon Martin said the family was shaken and upset by an apologetic statement given on the witness stand Friday morning by the man charged with killing their son.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said that father Tracy Martin was particularly upset that the defendant, George Zimmerman, was allowed to take the stand and make the statement.
“All throughout the hearing, Tracy Martin had tears in his eyes as he watched the killer of his son,” Crump said. “And it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond. They were outraged about that.”
Crump said that the family had declined to meet with Zimmerman before the hearing.
“It was very painful,” he said.