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George Zimmerman’s lie today in court
Bizarre happenings in Sanford
George Zimmerman was allowed to apologize to Trayvon Martin’s parents in a bizarre courtroom scene this morning. However, the question is did anyone else catch the lie he told?
Zimmerman was granted $150,000 dollars bail today and his parents and his wife were allowed to testify by phone on his behalf. The most bizarre part of the hearing came when Zimmerman took the stand and apologized to Martin’s parents he said:
"I am sorry for the loss of your son," he said. "I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. And I did not know if he was armed or not."
I am no investigator, but Zimmerman lied. During his 911 call to police the night of the Martin shooting he was asked by the dispatcher how old he thought Trayvon was and he said:
Zimmerman: He’s got buttons on his shirt, late teens.
Dispatcher: Late teens, ok.
In my opinion, letting a defendant apologize to grieving parents during a bail hearing is improper, but I hope that I’m not the only one who caught the fact that Zimmerman told a blatant lie during the hearing. This makes his entire apology suspect to me and it makes the fact that he was allowed to do it even more egregious.
What do you think?