Last Wednesday George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Today, his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, says there’s a possibility Zimmerman could apologize to the Martin family.

In an interview with ABC, O’Mara said, “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 threat of what is to come in the system.”

When asked if an apology or conversation between Zimmerman and the Martin family could take place he said, “What I want happen is for that conversation to occur directly to the family rather than… in the media through me.” He gave no indication when it may take place.

Zimmerman’s formal arraignment is schedule for May 29. O’Mara says the build up to the actual trial could last nearly a year – leaving Zimmerman no choice but to remain behind bars.

In light of all the media coverage surrounding Zimmerman’s arrest, the Fulton family appears to be a little more at ease. Sybrina Fulton told Good Morning America, “We have a sense of peace right now because we know that the person that shot and killed our son will be held accountable for it. We can’t really say what the outcome will be, but we have committed to this journey.”