George Zimmerman wants to meet and sit down with Trayvon Martin’s parents, according to his attorney Mark O’Mara.
In an interview with Bay News, O’Mara did not explain why his client wants the meeting, but said that if it were to happen, it would be private, just Zimmerman and Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.
“I’ve talked a couple of times about the conversation that, hopefully, will occur directly to the Martin family, a private conversation. To the community, I think he would just say don’t prejudge him.”
Zimmerman was arrested for second-degree murder on April 11 and O’Mara said his client was in hiding due to the worldwide attention and high emotion attached to the Trayvon Martin shooting, which made him and his family fear for their safety.
O’Mara said many people have already made up their minds about the night Trayvon Martin was killed. That’s why he has not ruled out that the case could be tried outside Central Florida saying:
“I’ve said that we would have a very tough time picking a jury in this case in Seminole County tomorrow. Now, a year from now, 18 months from now, when this case may be ready for trial, we will check. You know, we can get a pulse of the community at that point. So I don’t want to pre-empt the possibility of it being tried in Seminole County.”
As for his client getting bond, O’Mara said if he does receive bond there are questions about Zimmerman’s family’s ability to pay. He said they are a family of modest means, but a legal fund would be set up to assist with those.