April 20, 2012
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has taken the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to the parents of Trayvon Martin for shooting their son.
Zimmerman made the brief statement during Friday's hearing over
whether he should be released on bail while he awaits trial on
second-degree murder charges.
Zimmerman told Martin's parents that he was "sorry for the loss
of your son." He said he didn't know that Martin was 17 and that
he was unarmed during their altercation in a central Florida
The 28-year-old Zimmerman shot Martin the night of Feb. 26. He
says Martin attacked him.
His surprising testimony came the same day that ABC News exclusively obtained a photograph showing the bloodied back of Zimmerman's head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Martin. The photo could give credence to Zimmerman's claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.
To see the photo
A judge set Zimmerman's bail at $150,000.
ABC News contributed to this report.