Sybrina Fulton

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Trayvon's Mom: Tomorrow, It Could Be Your Son

She speaks at rally in NYC, one of dozens around the country

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin rallies were taking place in cities across the US today in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, with demonstrators calling for changes to stand-your-ground laws and federal charges for Zimmerman, reports AP . "Today it was my son," said Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, to a... More »

Trayvon's Mom: He Was Just a Kid Trying to Get Home

Parents speak out, say verdict 'shocked' them

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's parents made appearances on three of the major networks today, telling each interviewer that they were shocked by the verdict. "We felt in our hearts that we were going to get a conviction," Tracy Martin told the Today show . "We felt that the killer... More »

Defense Motion to Acquit Zimmerman Denied

Earlier: Trayvon Martin's mom testifies

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's mother and brother took the stand today in George Zimmerman's trial, followed by the medical examiner who performed Martin's autopsy, and the prosecution rested its case around 5pm. The defense will now present its case; defense attorney Mark O'Mara started by asking the judge... More »

Trayvon's Parents Apply for Fla. Compensation Funds

Not clear how much Sybrina Fulton is seeking

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's mother has requested money from a state fund that helps crime victims, the AP reports. The Crimes Compensation Trust Fund helps with expenses including funerals, lost wages, medical care, and counseling, but it is not known what expenses Trayvon's family would use the money for, nor... More »

Zimmerman Makes His First Court Appearance

Trayvon's mom clarifies: Shooting was not an accident

(Newser) - George Zimmerman surfaced in public today for the first time since Trayvon Martin's shooting. He appeared briefly in a Florida courtroom, and about the only news that came of it was the scheduling of May 29 for his arraignment on murder charges . Zimmerman did not enter a plea, nor... More »

Trayvon Martin's Mom: It Was an Accident

She later clarifies to say shooting was intentional

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's mother said something interesting this morning in an appearance on the Today Show to discuss George Zimmerman's arrest. Asked what she would say to Zimmerman if she got the chance, Sybrina Fulton said she wanted an apology. "I believe it was an accident," she... More »

Trayvon's Parents Find Support on Capitol Hill

'Trayvon was our son, but Trayvon is your son,' says his mother

(Newser) - In a packed forum on Capitol Hill today, the parents of Trayvon Martin got support from members of Congress who turned the death of their 17-year-old's son into a rallying cry against racial profiling. Martin's parents spoke briefly before a Democrats-only congressional panel as cameras clicked noisily in... More »

Trayvon's Mom Trademarks Teen's Name, Slogans

She wants money to assist other families

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's mother has moved to prevent other people from cashing in on her son's death. She has filed trademark applications for the slain teenager's name and the phrases "Justice for Trayvon" and "I Am Trayvon," which have been appearing on T-shirts at protests... More »

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