NEWSONE.com – On Wednesday night, Fox News’ Sean Hannitysat down with George Zimmerman, who has invoked Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law in the shooting and murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, in an exclusive interview.
According to published reports, Zimmerman ended up shooting Martin with a single gunshot to the chest. Zimmerman claims that even after Martin was shot, he sat up and said something to the effect of, “You got it, or you got me…OK, you got the gun.”
Hannity then proceeded to ask Zimmerman whether he had any regrets about the night of February 26th:
“Is there anything that you regret?”
“Do you regret having a gun?”
“No, sir…I feel as though it was all in God’s plan.”
Hannity then asks Zimmerman about his statement during his 911 call when he said that “the bad guys always get away.” Zimmerman responded that he supposedly meant that “in [his] neighborhood… there are geographic advantages [to getting away] in [his] neighborhood.”
As for Trayvon Martin’s parents, Zimmerman said he would apologize to them if he got the chance:
“I would tell them that, again, I’m sorry.”
“My wife and I don’t have any children,” Zimmerman said in an excerpt released in advance of the airing. “I have nephews that I love more than life. I love them more than myself. And I know when they were born, it was a different unique bond and love that I have with them. And I love my children even though that they aren’t born yet.
“I am sorry that they buried their child. I can’t imagine what it must feel like. And I pray for them daily.”
In closing, Zimmerman backpedaled about whether he had any regrets, saying, “First, I’d like to re-address your question, would I have done anything differently…but I do wish that I wouldn’t have done anything that would have put me in that position to take his life. My wife, my family, the Martin family, I want to tell America that I’m sorry…that because of my actions, I’ve polarized this nation.”
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