Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, said all she’d hoped for was the arrest of the man who killed her son, but she might also get an apology.
George Zimmerman, the Hispanic man charged with second-degree murder for the shooting, is reportedly showing signs of remorse since his arrest Wednesday.
According to his attorney, Mark O’Mara, George spent his first night in prison crying.
“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 isolation, more than the last six weeks, more probably than the threat of what is to come in the system” said Mark.
George, who was making his neighborhood watch rounds when he confronted the 17-year-old victim, initially faced no charges for the incident, but an outcry from Trayvon’s family and community leaders helped to change that.
After hearing the news of George’s arrest last week, Sybrina Fulton expressed gratitude that the wheels of justice had begun to turn.
“We wanted an arrest. We wanted nothing more, nothing less. We just wanted an arrest, and we got it. Thank you, Jesus,” she said.
Most of what George has had to say has been delivered through his multiple attorneys, friends and family, but Mark wants that to change.
“What I want to happen is to have that conversation occur directly to the family rather than …in the media through me,” he said.
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—Tracy L. Scott
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