• With: George Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara

    ZIMMERMAN: A weapon.

    HANNITY: Of some kind?

    ZIMMERMAN: Possibly.

    HANNITY: You 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 -- are you saying on that 911 tape that you felt threatened at that moment when you said that to the dispatch?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, not particularly.

    HANNITY: Then what did you mean, I don't know what his deal is, he's checking me out?

    ZIMMERMAN: The way he was coming back. And I was on the phone, but I was certain I could see him saying something to me. And his demeanor, his body language, was confrontational.

    HANNITY: It was a controversy from early on, George, where there was some in the media that, quote, hired expert voice analysts, and I'm certain that works, and then they ended up having to recant and rescind their analysis, where they said these, quote, expletives, get away with this all the time. Do you remember what it was that you said specifically on the tape?

    ZIMMERMAN: Punks.

    HANNITY: Punks. It was not a racial epithet of any type?

    ZIMMERMAN: No. And I can tell you that when the police played it for me in the station, it was clear as day.

    HANNITY: Yeah. You said -- then we get to the issue where you said to -- on the 911 call that he's running. You said that to the dispatch. Is there any chance in retrospect as you look back on that night and what happened, and the nation obviously is paying a lot of attention to this--

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.

    HANNITY: -- trying to maybe get into the mind-set, because we also have learned that Trayvon was speaking with his girlfriend supposedly at the time -- that maybe he was afraid of you, didn't know who you were?


    HANNITY: You don't think -- why do you think that he was running then?

    ZIMMERMAN: Maybe I said running, but he was more --

    HANNITY: You said he's running.

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes. He was like skipping, going away quickly. But he wasn't running out of fear.

    HANNITY: You could tell the difference?

    ZIMMERMAN: He wasn't running.

    HANNITY: So he wasn't actually running?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.

    HANNITY: OK. Because that's what you said to the dispatcher, that you thought he was running.

    Let me ask you this. At that point, we can hear the unbuckling of the seatbelt, hear you opening the car door, and this dispatch asked you at that point, and this became a very key moment that everyone in the media focused on, and the dispatcher asked you, "are you following him?" And you said yes. Explain that.

    ZIMMERMAN: I meant that I was going in the same direction as him, to keep an eye on him so that I could tell the police where he was going. I didn't mean that I was actually pursuing him.

    HANNITY: So this moment where someone suggested you were out of breath on that tape, you yourself were not running?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.

    HANNITY: And you I think made a statement to the police that it was the wind as you were getting out of the car and moving, and that was the sound we hear, not you out of breath?

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.


    HANNITY: And coming up, just what happened during that fateful missing minute just before the shooting. George Zimmerman, he will tell us coming up next. Plus, he has a message to the Martin family and to the American people. That and much more straight ahead.


    HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." We continue now with more of my exclusive interview with George Zimmerman and his attorney, Mark O'Mara.


    HANNITY: What did you do from that moment forward? Because this is where we get into this minute gap in this case, you know, and what did you do from that minute forward when the dispatch said "we don't need you to follow him?" What did you do next?

    ZIMMERMAN: I walked across the sidewalk on to my street, Retreat View Circle, where I thought I would meet a police officer that I had called.

    HANNITY: So you did not continue to follow him at that point?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, sir. No, sir.

    HANNITY: All right. So you continue from there, you sounded at that moment on the tape, though, a little bit distracted. What was the distraction? Were you looking for him, or?