Has Trayvon’s Mom’s Feelings Changed About Shooting?

Posted: April 12, 2012 in News

Trayvon Martin’s mother appeared on a morning show today. Did she truly mean that she thinks that her son’s death is the result of an accident?

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Trayvon Martin’s mother says the encounter between her son and a neighborhood watch volunteer was an accident, not the shooting that left her 17-year-old son dead.

Sybrina Fulton clarified her remarks Thursday to The Associated Press after she referred to what happened to her son on NBC’s “Today” show as an accident.

Some viewers interpreted her remark to mean she was referring to the shooting, but she says that isn’t what she meant. She says the encounter between Martin and George Zimmerman was the accident.

Zimmerman was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. He is awaiting a first appearance before a judge in a central Florida jail.

Martin’s death, and the delay in Zimmerman’s arrest, led to protests nationwide.

Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense during the Feb. 26 confrontation.


  1. […] or force the case to be thrown out all together. It’s just as bad as Trayvon’s mother appearing on the Today Show and saying that she didn’t believe that Zimmerman shot her son on …She retracted her story later that day but only those who caught the retraction (later that day on […]

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