Trayvon’s Mother Says Shooting Was “An Accident”
Sybrina Fulton spoke of her son’s shooting for the first time on the Today Show.
“I believe it was an accident,’’ Fulton said. “I believe that it just got out of control, and he couldn’t turn the clock back.’’
Details of the shooting and the events that led up to the death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin are still emerging Thursday after the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed him was charged with second-degree murder following 45 days of protests, petitions and intense national media coverage of the case…
Asked what she would say to Zimmerman if given the opportunity, Fulton said: “I would ask him, did he know that that was a minor, that that was a teenager and that he did not have a weapon.’’
Fulton added that she sympathizes with the Zimmerman family, but asked for their understanding as well.
“I understand that his family is hurting, but think about our family. We lost our teenage son,’’ she told Today Show anchor Ann Curry. “I’m sure his parents can pick up the phone and call him, but we can’t pick up the phone and call Trayvon any more.’’