George Zimmerman Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Parents
A Florida judge set George Zimmerman's bond at $150,000 Friday.
Zimmerman, 28, was charged on April 11 with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In court on Friday, CNN reports Zimmerman apologized to Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who were in the room. He said on the stand, "I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son."
"I did not know how old he was," Zimmerman added. "I thought that he was a little bit younger than I am and I did not know if he was armed or not."
The case caused a national debate over race and self-defense.
According to police, the African-American teenager was fatally shot by Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 while walking back from a convenience store. Zimmerman, whose father is white and whose mother is Hispanic, was a neighborhood watch volunteer and claimed Martin attacked him. He was initially released without charges after claiming self-dense.
His bond was set with several conditions including GPS monitoring and no contact with the victim's family.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: George Zimmerman Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Parents