• With: George Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara

    HANNITY: Is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that the time has passed a little bit?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.

    HANNITY: You know, the detective said that you had -- detective Singleton said, quoted you as saying the bad guys always get away. You also said that on the 911 tape.

    Did you have a feeling that there were a lot of people that do get away with crimes? In other words, were you sort of predisposed in your mind some way to think that criminals get away too often?

    ZIMMERMAN: Not in general. I think in our neighborhood there's geographic advantages for burglaries.

    HANNITY: Do you have any idea -- why do you think Trayvon would have confronted you the way he did? I made a comment on the air one day and I got beaten up pretty bad for saying this could have all been a terrible misunderstanding or mistake.

    Do you think maybe -- is there any possibility he thought you were after him and you thought he was after you and there was some misunderstanding in any way?

    ZIMMERMAN: I have wrestled with that for a long time, but I can't -- one of my biggest issues through this ordeal has been the media conjecture, and I can't assume or make believe.

    HANNITY: The parents of Trayvon Martin, they lost their son. This is your first interview. What would you like to tell them?

    ZIMMERMAN: I would tell them that, again, I'm sorry.

    I don't have -- my wife and I don't have any children. I have nephews that I love more than life. I love them more than myself. And I know when they were born, it was a different, unique bond and love that I have with them. And I love my children, even though they aren't born yet.

    And I am sorry that they buried their child. I can't imagine what it must feel like, and I pray for them daily.

    HANNITY: Would you like to talk to them at some point?

    ZIMMERMAN: I'm certainly open to it.


    HANNITY: And coming up next, George Zimmerman sets the record straight.

    HANNITY: Coming up next, George Zimmerman sets the record straight about Internet rumors involving offers to pay for his defense. He addresses the latest bombshell allegation that a relative accuses him of molestation.

    And delivers a direct message to the Martin family and to the American people. Straight ahead tonight on "Hannity."


    HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity" and we continue now with our exclusive interview with George Zimmerman.

    You face second degree murder charges, a possible life sentence. Do you think about that?

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir, every day.

    HANNITY: What do you think about regarding that? Do you feel in the end justice -- that people will believe you and that people will understand or are you that confident that you had a right to do this?

    ZIMMERMAN: It's a --

    HANNITY: Defend yourself.

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir. It's a finite situation that I have been placed in where I am confident in the system. I really have no choice but to believe still in the system.

    HANNITY: The one witness that you first met, the guy with the cell phone that I mentioned said -- asked about your demeanor right after the shooting. He was the first person I guess on the scene?

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.

    HANNITY: The first person you saw. And he said you looked like you had been, quote, "butt whooped," like you had had a fight and you were asking call my wife, just tell my wife. But, you know, he was acting like it was nothing. Is that how you were feeling at the time? Because you didn't find out, you said, until later you said that Trayvon had passed away.

    ZIMMERMAN: No, I knew that I had discharged my firearm, and I was scared, nervous. I also thought the police were going to come and see me with the firearm and shoot me. I mean, I was terrified.

    HANNITY: Did you look over at Trayvon? You obviously at some point recognized he had been shot. You didn't know it at the beginning. Did you look over at him at anytime and realize he was in really bad shape?

    ZIMMERMAN: No, sir.

    HANNITY: At no point. And how long was it between the time you shot him to the time the police actually got to the scene?

    ZIMMERMAN: It felt like forever. I would say 15 to 30 seconds.

    HANNITY: It was that quick?

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.

    HANNITY: Immediate, so in other words, they had already been on their way and they were there within 15, 30 seconds. What do you make of all the national media attention in this case? There are crimes that happen every day. The nation is focused on your case. Why do you think that is and what do you make of it? What does it mean to you?

    ZIMMERMAN: It's surreal. I don't like that they have rushed to judgment the way they have. I feel that any time they have a story that's remotely positive, they interpret it negatively.

    HANNITY: By the way, we did have conversations, you and I, and I was asking you about the case.

    ZIMMERMAN: Yes, sir.