For the first time since the George Zimmerman’s trial ended, Trayvon Martin’s parents finally vocalized their feelings on the verdict.
On Saturday July 13, George was acquitted of all charges against him stemming from Trayvon’s shooting death in Sanford, Florida.
In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Trayvon’s parents said that they were in shock from the verdict and didn’t think it was fair, according to ABC. “I thought surely that he would be found guilty of second-degree murder,” said Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.
The parents were also asked about the statements made by Juror B37, who has been using the case to gain publicity. Not only was she looking to sign a book deal, she spoke with CNN stating that she thinks Trayvon “played a huge role in his own death.”
“I don’t think she knows Trayvon,” Sybrina told CBS. “Trayvon is not a confrontational person.”
Travyvon’s father Tracy Martin said that they hope to find the strength to forgive George for taking their son’s life, but he knows it will take time.
“Forgiveness is like a healing process. Forgiveness takes time,” Tracy said. “The Bible says that you have to forgive and forget, but also the healing process is a long process and the forgiving process is a long process.”
Trayvon’s parents have not commented on whether or not they will pursue a civil lawsuit, but said they would like the federal government to closely examine the case.
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