Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak Out on ‘Today’

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By: Vibe / March 21, 2012

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin have not rested since the tragic day when their son was viciously taken away from them at the hands of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

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On Wednesday, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sat down with Today‘s Matt Lauer to discuss the recent development of a 16-year-old girl who was on the phone with Trayvon around the time of the shooting on Feb. 26.

“She was distraught because of the situation that happened with Trayvon and the fact that she was on the phone with him right before the incident occurred,’’ said Fulton. “She was hospitalized. She also mentioned to us that she had feelings for Trayvon, so it hurt her dearly to know that he had passed away.’’

Trayvon’s father maintains his faith that justice will be served and asks all supporters to just be “patient.”

“[…] Let the courts decide, but I strongly feel that he needs to be arrested because a crime was committed,’’ Tracy Martin said. “My son is murdered. My son is not with us no more. Nothing can bring him back.’’

Watch the video interview at UPTOWN