George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, spent his first night in jail weeping, according to news reports. Zimmerman is in protective custody, protected from the general prison population.
In between tears, Zimmerman stocked up on some basic supplies. According to the Miami Herald, he spent $79.84 at the jail store on playing cards, puzzles, candy, socks, a phone debit card, soap, underwear, beef sticks, t-shirts, deodorant, chocolate cookies, and an orange.
Zimmerman appears to be remoreful for the shooting, according to his new lawyer Mark O'Mara, who told ABC News (video below): "Understand that George fully well realizes that he was involved in some way in the death of another young man."
"He does not take the result of that altercation lightly at all. That weighed on him, I would imagine, more than the isolation, more than the last six weeks, more probably than the threat of what is to come in the system."
O'Mara was asked if he thought a Zimmerman's apology for the shooting to the Martin family would be forthcoming and replied: "Yeah, I imagine it would."
Zimmerman's formal arraignment is scheduled for May 29, but O'Mara says a long court battle could leave Zimmerman in jail for up to a year.
Trayvon Martin's mother said yesterday that she believes the shooting was an "accident," however, hours later, she released a statement saying in part: "We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood. The 'accident' I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter."
George Zimmerman's brother Robert countered her claim by telling CNN's Piers Morgan: "There was no winner in this. Our brother could have been dead. He had to save his life by taking a life, and that’s no situation that anybody wants to be in ever."