Family Of Miami Teen Killed In Sanford Demand Answers

MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – On the steps of the Miami Gardens church where Trayvon Martin’s funeral was held one week ago, his family and friends returned to demand justice Sunday night.

The Miami teen was killed in Sanford, near Orlando, two weeks ago. At the time Martin was vacationing with his father.

“Not only did I lose a son, I lost a dear friend,” said Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father. “He’ll be sadly missed and I made a promise that I won’t stop until justice is brought for my son.”

His parents said Trayvon was returning from the store with skittles for his little stepbrother when he was approached by the community watch representative. They said George Zimmerman called 911 and said he spotted someone suspicious. Before police arrived, Zimmerman shot the 17-year-old to death with a 9mm gun and claimed self-defense.

“I stand before you today asking for justice for my son,” cried Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mom. “I’m a normal mother and I just want justice for my son. I love my son dearly. My heart is broken.”

Trayvon’s parents said he was a good teenager and was working toward a career in aviation mechanics. They said he had never even been in a fight at school. In contrast, Zimmerman’s arrest record shows he’s been in trouble with the law before.

They have hired attorney Benjamin Crump to get answers in the case. They can’t understand why Zimmerman has not been charged with Trayvon’s murder. Crump has already filed a lawsuit to try and get the police to release the 911 tapes.

“Why are they lying to this family,” asked Crump. “Why are they protecting George Zimmerman and why are they trying to cover up the murder of their child?”

A spokesman for the Sanford Police Department said they expect to wrap up their investigation and turn the case over to the State’s Attorney’s Office this week. Prosecutors will then decide whether or not Zimmerman should be charged.

“We are certainly not going to sweep anything under the rug,” said David Morgenstern of the Sanford Police Department. “This case is being looked at thoroughly, we want to make sure that we are doing everything the right.”

Trayvon’s parents expect the court to hold an emergency hearing this week on whether or not to release the 911 tapes.

  • Gail Flanders

    Don’t these people get screened by crime watch?

  • poorwhiteboy

    Self defence…TOO BAD haha

    • Gail Flanders

      Not much of a man who needs a gun to defend himself against an unarmed kid.

  • Counterattack

    Self Defense from what the Skittles? If the kid was unarmed, technically Zimmerman has no reason to be free and not be charged, Sanford Police this is not looking good for you, do your job and at least bring Justice to the family of the victim since you can’t bring their child back!

    • Sylvia Wilk

      I totally agree! That porr kid is gone and being unarmed. That man with a gun should be in jail. Imagine if everyone carried a gun a wanted to shoot a person they thought was armed and wasnt. This world would be corrupted and in big trouble! Do the the right thing, Sandford Police. Actually , I hope the family sues you all. You oughtta be ashamed of yourself!

  • Sylvia Wilk

    too bad haha? grow up..that young boy was innocent and.that man with the shotgun should be in jail!

  • jenifercarter

    i am sad about this little boy because i have kids also and i know what his mom and dad is going true some thing has to be done and the man ho did that should go to jail and ponish for the rest of his life,

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