Trayvon Martin’s Mother And Brother Take The Stand In Zimmerman Trial; Say Screams On 911 Call Were Trayvon’s

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July 5, 2013 ‐ By
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From BlackVoices

The mother and brother of Trayvon Martin testified Friday that screams for help captured on audio of a 911 call came from the 17-year-old.

Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton took the witness stand during the trial of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder in Martin’s shooting death. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and says he shot the teen in self-defense during a fight.

After the audio was played, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked Sybrina Fulton, “Who do you recognize that to be?” She replied, “Trayvon Benjamin Martin.”

Identifying the screams on the 911 call could be critical to the case because it may help determine who was the aggressor during the scuffle between Zimmerman and Martin.

Under cross-examination, defense attorney Mark O’Mara suggested that Sybrina Fulton may have been influenced by others who listened to the 911 call, including relatives and her former husband.

O’Mara also asked Fulton hypothetically whether she would have to accept it was Zimmerman yelling for help if the screams did not come from her son. He also asked if she hoped Martin didn’t do anything that led to his death.

“I heard my son screaming,” Fulton said. “I would hope for this to never have happened and he would still be here.”

Read more at BlackVoices.com

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  • Faith

    Sybrina if you read this, you have done a great job in your testimony. You still continued to remain strong after O’Mara way trying to get you to answer a question saying that Trayvon was responsible for his own death. It is amazing what the defense is trying to do to make Trayvon out to be a thug and he started the fight.

    • Freeordie

      Trayvon was suspended multiple times, was caught with burglary tools and women’s jewelry, was caught with drug paraphernelia, was getting into fights, was playing with guns

  • Kenedy

    The fact that the jury is all white & hispanic…I have a bad feeling about this

    • DeepThinker

      Me too, but regardless of the outcome he will always be tormented by what he did.