George Zimmerman calls Trayvon Martin's death 'God's plan' in first TV interview (VIDEO)
For the first time since the controversial Trayvon Martin case caused a national firestorm, George Zimmerman, the shooter at the center of it all, sat down for a television interview to tell his side of the story.
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On Wednesday, Zimmerman appeared on FOX News to discuss that fatal night, which he said "was all God's plan." Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting Martin in what he alleges was self-defense, recounted the night, saying he acted only after Martin told him he was "going to die tonight" and reached for Zimmerman's gun holster. He also said he is not a racist or a murderer and that he prays for Martin's parents daily.
Martin's parents responded to the interview claiming that Zimmerman shows no regrets for his actions that night. "We must worship a different God because there is no way that my God would have wanted G. Zimmerman to kill my teenage son," father Tracy Martin said.
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I can't imagine how difficult it must be for the Martins to watch their son's shooter recount the night on public television. And though I know it is within his right for Zimmerman to tell his side of the story, I can't help but think that the whole thing was perfectly timed, especially given the recent sexual accusations he's facing and the bad image he's gotten in the press lately. I mean, hasn't he gotten enough leniency already? And how in the world can he call killing someone "God's plan?"
I hope that now that this (very insensitive) interview is over, Zimmerman stays out of the public eye, so that everyone can go back to focusing on what matters, which is bringing him to justice in the upcoming trial.
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