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George Zimmerman Apologizes To Trayvon Martin’s Parents On Stand: ‘I’m Sorry For The Loss Of Your Son’

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Apr. 20 2012, Published 5:30 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk

Radar Entertainment Editor

UPDATE: George Zimmerman's bail was set at $150,000. He will not be released today, and the judge ordered GPS and electronic monitoring required when he eventually gets out.

In a shocking move George Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents when took the stand in his bond hearing.

“I’m sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman said in the Florida courtroom on Friday.

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“I did not know how old he was,” he said, dressed in a dark suit with a grey tie.

“I thought he was a little bit younger than I was and I did not know if he was armed or not.”

28-year-old Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder for the February 26 death of Trayvon, who was 17 when he was shot and killed in his parent’s neighborhood.

The prosecutor immediately questioned Zimmerman, saying it was “really aggressive,” that Zimmerman made the statement to Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who were sitting in the courtroom.

Upon further questioning Zimmmerman said that he had asked his previous lawyers to express his sorrow to the Martin family.

“I felt sorry that they lost their child,” he said.

If convicted he may face up to life in prison for second degree murder.

RadarOnline.com is covering the George Zimmerman hearing, check back frequently for updates.

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