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George Zimmerman tells Fox News he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin before fatal encounter

In this photo provided by the Fox News Channel, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, right, interviews George Zimmerman, left, and his attorney Mark O’Mara, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at an undisclosed Florida location. Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder for the Feb. 26, 2012 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. He is claiming self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The telecast airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on the Fox News Channel. (AP Photo/Fox News Channel)

SANFORD, Fla. - 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 neighbourhood 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.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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