Apr 20, 2012 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
SANFORD, Fla. – The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, says his client wants to meet with the teen’s parents.
The Martin family on Friday sat in the same courtroom as Zimmerman, who was granted a $150,000 bond, for the first time, but the Martin family attorney said they will not meet with Zimmerman.
Benjamin Crump said the Martin family attended the hearing at the request of special prosecutor Angela Corey. Crump said the family had to brace themselves to be the same room as Zimmerman.
Zimmerman’s attorney, former Local 6 legal analyst Mark O’Mara, said his 28-year-old client would like to meet with the Martins in private.
“There’s no reason not to have a conversation,” O’Mara said Thursday. “It should be personal, it should be private.”
Crump said the Martin family considered Zimmerman’s proposal but won’t meet with him.