Zimmerman says he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman says he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin

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SANFORD, FL - JUNE 3: In this handout image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, George Zimmerman poses for a mugshot photo following his surrender to authorities at John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) after he had his bond was revoked because of allegedly misleading the court about his finances June 3, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman who claims he was acting in self defense has been charged with the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Seminole County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

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Posted on July 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 2:25 PM

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman says he would tell Trayvon Martin's parents: "I'm sorry," and says he's open to talking with them.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the teenager's death.

He made the statement Wednesday in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

When asked to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was following Martin, the neighborhood watch volunteer said he was trying to keep an eye on Martin to tell police.

Zimmerman says after he got out of his car, Martin was next to him. Zimmerman says he looked down, then looked up and Martin punched him and broke his nose.

He says as the two were struggling, Martin said "you're going to die tonight." He says Martin also reached for the gun that Zimmerman always carries.

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