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Frank Taaffe was George Zimmerman‘s best friend and former neighborhood watch co-worker who defended Zimmerman killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Today, Taaffe has had a change of heart.

According to Gawker, Taaffe is working on his faith and relationship with God after experiencing a significant amount of loss in his family.

Taaffe, who long identified himself as Zimmerman’s best friend and told anyone who would listen that Florida’s most famous armed self-appointed watchman was a victim and a hero, told local TV station News 13 that he had to take an agonizing reappraisal after a series of tragic deaths in his own family.

“What I know of George and his tendencies and also my opinion is that he racially profiled Trayvon Martin that night because if that had been a white kid on a cell phone, walking through our neighborhood, he wouldn’t have stayed on him the way he did and that’s a fact and I believe that in my heart,” Taaffe told reporters.

Taaffe didn’t mention if he’s still friends with Zimmerman, but he is asking for forgiveness.

I can only ask for the country to forgive me and today I believe that he racially profiled him based on the color of his skin. Reporter: Some people may wonder what does Frank Taaffe have to gain by doing this? Are you working on a book? No book. A TV show? No. I’m just working on me right now and getting right with God.”

During the Trayvon Murder trial, Taaffe was one of  Zimmerman’s biggest supporters. In 2010, his statements on Martin sparked a lot of conversation about the trial.

“George did not surveil just one group of people,” Taaffe said at the time. “You’re asking if George profiled one group of people in my mind. And George looked at the whole landscape when he surveilled our property. It just so happened that the prior eight burglaries were perpetrated by young black males.”

These days, Taaffe is sending blessings to Trayvon’s family.

Taaffe also expressed his condolences to Trayvon Martin’s parents, saying, “I’m sorry that you lost your son, I know what that’s like and I wish things had been different.”

Taaffe has had his own share of trouble with the law, including a DUI and arrests for domestic violence. What’s your take on Taaffe’s mea culpa? We’re thinking it’s too little, too late. 

SOURCE: Gawker | PHOTO CREDIT: Handout 

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