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And tonight in an interview that you'll only see right here on Hannity George Zimmermann the man charged with second degree murder of -- of on Martin breaks his silence out earlier today.
I travel the Seminole County Florida where Zimmerman is currently free on bail and awaiting trial.
And for the first time both he and his attorney Mark O'Meara.
They discuss what happened the night of that tragic shooting the aftermath and a lot what lies ahead for them in this exclusive interview.
They go through the events of that night and they straighten out the record about Internet rumors involving me.
And George delivers a message to the Martin family and to you the American people.
Lot of time has passed.
Since this incident would -- on.
How do you feel about it now -- you've had some time to reflect on what has happened.
Haven't really had the time.
To reflect on it.
When I was in jail obviously doesn't solitary confinement.
And I had a lot of time to think -- reflect.
I just think it's a tragic situation.
I hope it's the most difficult thing.
I'll ever go through my life but.
-- let's go back to the night of the shooting take us back to that night.
You go into the store just let's start at the beginning.
I was going to target to do mind.
Weekly grocery shop -- Come Sunday -- was the only -- well but it.
After we mentor to kids we would always go -- shopping and do our.
Cooking for the week so.
I wanted to go to target and -- headed out -- -- -- been home since.
-- and he never went -- since that day.
Didn't we all of heard the 911 call.
Come on that 91 won't call you would mention assured that a number of great kids in the neighborhood.
Why we would community watch person how -- how long we were involved in that why did you become -- community watch person.
August of 2000.
There's a home invasion.
A young lady was home with her nine month old baby and -- broken -- sliding glass store she very barricaded herself in the upstairs bedroom.
And my wife was home by herself.
And she -- the people.
-- did -- -- run through our backyard.
And even -- my wife wasn't certain what happened thousands to scare her and shake her and I promised her I would do what I could.
He -- do you have your gun was legal you had -- legal weapon in the state of Florida just.
Why did you feel the need to carry a gun not -- A lot of people maybe have a weapon in inside their home that you you decided to carriers why why did you think it was necessary that.
Have a weapon with the -- did you carried at all times I carried it -- all times except for when I went to pick pork.
He had a lot of this case legally we're gonna get to market and in the few minutes here and asked about a lot of legal aspects -- there's so many of them in this case.
Has to do with stand your ground you've heard a lot about it.
I was just curious.
Prior to this night this incident.
Had you even heard stay underground -- you've never heard about it before.
Now on -- and it was very interesting in the 911 call that everybody has heard you said that.
All of a sudden you found -- -- looks suspicious.
He may be on drugs that was one of the earlier comments that he made in the 911 call.
What made you think he was suspicious and and what made you think that he might be on drugs.
I -- you suspicious because it was raining from.
He was in between -- since.
Cutting in between houses and he was walking very leisurely for and the weather.
Didn't it didn't look like he was a resident that went to check their mail got caught in the rain turning back home.
He didn't look like Katie fitness fanatic that -- train in the rain.
He just seem like.
Point overhang so but it was -- was he -- he was walking wasn't standing still.
Do you and it was what we -- closer to the house which is back from the sidewalk -- and -- and I understand that right.
The -- things -- just in front of the front doors you know.
He said he started from almost the beginning and then 91 won't call he's he said he came -- you.
And he seemed to reach for something in his -- spent.
Did you think that was a -- I thought he was just trying to intimidate me to make you think that there's -- -- A weapon.
Of some kind possible he said in that tape something's wrong with him he's checking me out.
I don't know what his deal was.
So it's almost from the very beginning.
You felt you you were you saying on the 911 tape that you felt threatened.
At that moment when you said that for the dispatch -- not particularly.
Well for them what did you mean -- -- I don't know what is fuel is he's checking me out.
The way he was coming back and I was on the phone but I am a certain and I could see him saying something to me.
And his demeanor his body language -- Confrontational.
There was a controversy from early on Georgia where.
There was some in the media.
That quote hired expert voice analyst and -- certain networks and then they ended up having to recant them rescind their analysis.
Where -- they said these quote exporters.
Get away with this all the time.
Do you remember what it was that you said specifically on the -- -- -- can -- not a racial.
Entire play now and I can tell you that when the police played -- forming in the station.
It was clears today.
He said -- then we get to the issue where you said -- on the on the 91 call that he's running he said that's of the dispatched.
Is there any chance in retrospect as you look back on that night and what happened in the nation obviously he's paying a lot of attention to us.
Trying to maybe get into the mindset because we also have learned that that trade bond was speaking with -- scarf and supposedly the time.
And maybe he was afraid of you didn't know who you war.
You don't think of why do you think that he was running them.
-- What I've gotten maybe -- -- -- running but he was more pieces of the world yes.
That he is like skipping -- going away quickly.
But he wasn't.
Running out of fear.
Can tell the difference.
He wasn't running he wasn't he wasn't actually running you know some papers that's what you said to the -- as you thought he was running.
But let me ask you -- that at that point we can hear the -- buckling of the seatbelt here you -- -- car door.
And this dispatch asked you at that point -- came out of a very key moment that the everyone in the media focused on and the dispatcher asked you are you following him.
Can you said yes explain that.
I meant that I was.
Going in the same direction in his -- To keep.
I'm not around him so I could tell the police where he was going.
I didn't mean that I was actually pursuing.
So this -- this moment where some had suggested you were out of breath on that tape you what you yourself -- not running us.
And you I think made a statement to the police that he did that was the wind.
As you're getting out of the car moving -- that was a -- we -- not you atom processor.
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