Trayvon's parents: We're prepared for any outcome

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The mother of an unarmed black Florida teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer says she is mentally prepared to handle whatever verdict or sentence is handed down to the shooter, even an exoneration.

Sybrina Fulton made the statement to reporters Wednesday after she and husband Tracy Martin tearfully addressed a town hall on violence and racial healing in Cincinnati.

The couple talked mostly about their grief and the importance of preventing similar shootings.

The February shooting of their son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, led to nationwide protests over race and self-defense laws after police didn't arrest the shooter, George Zimmerman, for more than a month.

One of the protests was held in Cincinnati in March.

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  • by justice2 Location: gj on Jul 26, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    Just because the "14 year old" wasn't armed, doesn't mean Zimmerman did not have the right to defend himself. An at risk adult (over 60) has a right to defend himself with a firearm against an unarmed attacker. We all know that the liberal news media is causing this incident to be in the news because of their agenda.
  • by Wow... Location: GJ on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM
    I have to agree... Why are pictures being shown that are ment to mislead? This "kid" was a big guy. Should have he been shot for packing a lethal bag of skittles and a WMD aka ice tea? Probably not, but that's for a jury to decide. Hopefully they get facts that are relevant so this Zimmerman moron gets a fair trial and it doesn't cost taxpayers any more money than it already has. But while we're showing family album photos I would like to see some from the Mexican gang member causing riots in Anaheim that the station is failing to report on.
  • by Say What! on Jul 25, 2012 at 03:55 PM
    Why are you guys running the picture of the 14 year old kid? Did you run the 14 year old picture of the guy in Aurora? Did you run the 14 year old picture of Zimmerman? Did you run the 14 year old picture of Charles Manson? Do you run puppy pictures of pit bulls? This is pure PROPAGANDA!!! You all at KKCO deserve the contempt of everyone in the Grand Valley for doing this.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 04:50 PM in reply to Say What!
      I agree, this station is promoting racial violence by putting up that picture.
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        by ME on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:53 PM in reply to
        Hear, here!
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