Both George Zimmerman and the parents of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin looked to faith this week in their search for answers in the Florida teen’s death.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night, Zimmerman told the host, “I feel that it was all God’s plan.”
Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, though, rejected Zimmerman’s belief that the murder was part of a greater plan.
“I simply really don’t know what God George Zimmerman’s worshipping because there’s no way that the God that I serve had in his plans for George Zimmerman to murder my son,” Tracy Martin told CBS News Thursday morning.
Zimmerman, appearing with his attorney, offered Trayvon’s parents an apology, telling them he prays for them daily.
“I am sorry that they buried their child. I can’t imagine what it must feel like,” he said.
Fulton, though, was less than impressed.
“I have a hard time accepting it because he also said that he doesn’t regret anything that he did that night, and I don’t think God would have him in his plan to murder an innocent child,” she said.
The 28-year-old recounted the sequence of events in the murder, re-affirming his self-defense argument.
“He said, ‘You’re going to die tonight [expletive],’ and took one hand off of my mouth, and I felt it going down my chest towards my belt and my holster, and that’s when I didn’t have any more time,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman, who is out on $1 million bail, was charged with second-degree-murder. His attorney believes it will be at least a year before the case goes to trial.