Wednesday 16 April 2014

Trayvon's mum 'stunned and disgusted' by verdict

Sybrina Fulton

The mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead in Florida last year by volunteer neighbourhood watch member George Zimmerman, has said she was "stunned" and felt "disgust" when a jury found her son's killer not guilty.

"I couldn't believe it," said Sybrina Fulton (pictured).

"I just knew that they would see that this was a teenager just trying to get home

" This was no burglar."

On Saturday, a US jury acquitted Mr Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter of Mr Martin in Sanford, Florida in February.

"I was stunned," she said. Ms Fulton, and Mr Martin's father, Tracy Martin, were giving their first interviews on the verdict that has renewed the race debate in the US. Neither was in the Seminole County courtroom for the verdict.

Irish Independent

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