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Zimmerman tells Fox News he was not pursuing Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman says he was not pursuing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin the night the teen was fatally shot.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the teenager’s death.

He made the statement Wednesday in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

When asked to explain what he meant when he told a police dispatcher he was following Martin, Zimmerman said he was “going in the same direction as him so I could keep an eye on him so I could tell police where he was going.”

The neighborhood watch volunteer claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed the unarmed Martin on Feb. 26 in a central Florida neighborhood.

His attorney says he agreed to the interview because he’s hoping to receive donations to Zimmerman’s defense fund.

George Zimmerman gives first interview to Fox News

And the first media outlet to score an interview with Travon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is…

Fox News!

Sean Hannity will air an exclusive hour-long  interview with Zimmerman tonight at 9 p.m. (What, he didn’t choose to go on 60 Minutes?) The former neighborhood-watch volunteer is charged with second-degree murder in the case of the Florida teenager’s death.

On Hannity, Zimmerman will discuss the night of Martin’s shooting and the dramatic aftermath. Fox News says that Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara will answer questions about his client’s case and reports circulating about his bail donations and hidden money. Will you watch?

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Trayvon Martin: NBC News president says edited 911 call was 'a mistake,' explains how it got on air

Last week, NBC News formally apologized for airing an edited recording of the 911 call George Zimmerman made before shooting Trayvon Martin — but did not reveal why the call had been revised. Yesterday, NBC News President Steve Capus gave Reuters a more detailed explanation, clarifying that airing the edited recording was “a mistake” rather than “a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call.”

NBC’s Today show aired a version of the call that suggested Zimmerman told police, without being prompted, that Martin was black. The unedited recording reveals that Zimmerman gave this information while answering a dispatcher’s question. READ FULL STORY

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