JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- George Zimmerman is talking publicly for the first time about the death of Trayvon Martin.
The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin says he is open to talking with the teenager's parents. Alongside his attorney, Zimmerman talked candidly with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.
Zimmerman talked about everything from the shooting that night, to molestation accusations, to the bounty on his head by the Black Panther Party. "Do you feel your life is in jeopardy," said Hannity. "Yes," answered Zimmerman.
Hannity asked Zimmerman a lot about the time line of events that night, from getting out of the car, to following Travyon, and the fight before the shooting. Zimmerman said he doesn't regret getting out of the car or having a gun. He even said the situation he's in, charged with murder, is part of "God's plan."
Zimmerman at first said he didn't regret what happened that night, but later changed his answer. "I do wish there was something, anything I could've done to not be put in the position where I had to take his life."
Local defense attorney and former prosecutor Mitch Stone watched the interview with Action News and weighed in on what he saw. "I think the prosecutors will look at how much time take to do that," said Stone referring to the events Zimmerman described before the shooting. Zimmerman said he was suffocated. His head was slammed against the ground, and he was screaming for help.
Zimmerman does have a message for the Martin family and the country. "I do want to tell everyone my wife, my family, the Martin's ...I'm sorry...I hate to think that my actions have polarized America and I am truly sorry," said Zimmerman.
Some of you may be wondering whether Fox News paid for this interview. They say no. The question was even asked during the interview.
Zimmerman's attorney says he agreed to do it because he's hoping to receive donations for his client's defense fund. Zimmerman has received more than $36,000 to the fund since his release.
Zimmerman is out on bond right now, but is being monitored by a GPS tracking system. He is at a safe house somewhere in Seminole County.