Published on: April 16, 2012
Photography by: AP


Accused shooter GEORGE ZIMMERMAN apologizes to TRAYVON MARTIN’s parents as his bail was set at $150,000.

He will not be released today, and the judge ordered GPS and electronic monitoring required.

When he took the stand at his bond hearing, George Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents when took the stand in his bond hearing, RadarOnline.com reported.

“I’m sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was,”  he said.

 “I thought he was a little bit younger than I was and I did not know if he was armed or not.”

Zimmerman, 28, has been charged with second degree murder for the February 26 death of Trayvon, who was 17 when he was shot and killed.

The prosecutor immediately questioned Zimmerman, saying it was “really aggressive,” that Zimmerman made the statement to Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who were sitting in the courtroom.

Upon further questioning Zimmmerman said that he had asked his previous lawyers to express his sorrow to the Martin family.

“I felt sorry that they lost their child,” he said.

Meanwhile, ABC News released images of Zimmerman's bloody head taken the night of the shooting incident, spurring further controversy.

If Zimmerman is convicted he may face up to life in prison for second degree murder.