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!