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As Zimmerman Apologizes to Trayvon’s Parents, Bail Set at $150k

George Zimmerman took the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to Trayvon Martin's parents for the death of their son. 

The Associated Press reports that Zimmerman made the brief statement during his bond hearing. He is currently awaiting trial and faces life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder in a case that has captured the nation. 

Zimmerman told Martin's parents that he was "sorry for the loss of your son" and stated that he didn't know that Martin was both 17 and unarmed during their altercation in Sanford, Florida.

The 28-year-old Zimmerman fatally shot Martin the night of Feb. 26 and claims that Martin attacked him.

A judge set bail for Zimmerman at $150k. He is not allowed to have guns or alcohol and must adhere to a 7pm curfew. He will also wear an electronic monitoring device. The prosecution had requested denial of bond or a $1 million dollar bond, while the defense stated that Zimmerman should be released for a mere $15k. 

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