It’s been six weeks since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin went out to grab a snack from a local convenience store and ended up shot to death by George Zimmerman. Martin’s death sparked outrage and waves of protests which culminated in Zimmerman’s arrest for Martin’s murder just last week, 45 days after he killed the unarmed teen.

Until last week, Zimmerman remained silent about the events of that night, instead allowing his former attorneys, family, and friends to speak out on his behalf. But after a website surfaced allowing Zimmerman to share his thoughts about that fateful encounter as well as solicit donations from supporters, the 28-year-old Neighborhood Watch captain could be gearing up to apologize to the Martin family.

In an interview on ABC, Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara said that his client knows he was “involved” in Martin’s death.

“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 threat of what is to come in the system.”

O’Mara also said that he’d be open to allowing his client to apologize to Trayvon Martin’s family, so long as its outside of the public eye.

“What I want to happen is for that conversation to occur directly to the family rather than… in the media through me.”

Despite O’Mara’s indication that Zimmerman may be seeking to apologize to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for killing their son, he offered no timeline on when a possible meeting might take place.

In the meantime, Zimmerman is preparing for his formal arraignment hearing on Second Degree Murder charges on May 29.

What do you think? If you were apart of the Martin family would you want to meet with Zimmerman for an apology? Speak on it! 

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  • Absolutely not. The hate and unfounded paranoia in his heart were what drove him to kill Trayvon. He has had more than enough time to meet with the family and offer some sort of apology. Instead he went into hiding, has allowed multiple people to speak on his behalf and went so far as to create a website where he never once mentions Trayvon by name, expresses any remorse and actually sees himself as the victim. Ms. Fulton has already expressed there’s no hatred in her heart towards Mr. Zimmerman and all Mr. Martin ever wanted was for Mr. Zimmerman to be arrested and tried for his son’s murder. Save your apology Zimmerman, whats done is done.

    • Dalili


  • entro

    There is nothing that zimmerman could say that would bring their child back or make up for his actions that night,so no I would not accept or want an apology. I would want an apology from his father, joe oliver and everyone that went out of their way to disparage trayvons reputation and make excuses for the inexcusable not to make me feel better but to acknowledge their wrong publicly just as trayvon was made to be the reason for his own death by these people

  • lostluv224

    What is he apologizing for if he doesn’t even feel he was wrong for what he did. If he felt he was wrong he would have turned himself in, not have his family on tv trying to defend him, not setting up websites asking for support & FUNDS.

    I honestly feel this has alot to do with Trayvon’s mom’s initial “accident” statement. That made something in him *click* shes obviously sympathetic and a woman of God so she will accept his apology and his lawyers will use it to the max, painting the murder as an “unfortunate situation” that “justgot out of control”

  • Gennatay

    He doesn’t have to make a statement or say anything while he is still custody. I’ve never heard of a suspect wanting to apologize before the trial, so this is interesting. He’s never made a statement about the killing and he did turn himself in. It could be heart felt apology or just a ploy to clear his image.

    Personally, I don’t think I could sit across and listen to the man who took my sons life, it’s just too soon.

  • MassMom

    I think Trayvon’s parents want to know why, to make sure the man who killed their child understands this child was loved and didn’t harm anyone in his short life.

    The dignity and the grace Trayvon’s parents have shown is a healing lesson for many. If they can bear to lsiten to the apology of the man who killed their son then maybe we can all learn something about what it means to accept and move on – to not allow fear, anger ignorance or predjudice rule us. They seem like genuinely good people who want to honor their son’s memory. I suspect they would give Zimmerman a chance to apologize although I’m not sure they would agree before the trial.