Zimmerman's Family at Hearing: He Isn't Violent

Friday, 20 Apr 2012 12:24 PM

 

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin told a judge he is not a violent person.

The father of George Zimmerman testified during Friday's bail hearing his son always "turns the other cheek."

His mother said her son is protective of vulnerable people. She said he mentors two African-American children.

Prosecutors raised a 2005 incident where an undercover law enforcement officer said Zimmerman attacked him and an incident where a former girlfriend said she was also attacked.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. He says he shot Martin in self-defense.

The judge will decide whether to release Zimmerman on bond.

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