Trayvon Martin’s Mother Talks About Forgiving George Zimmerman
During a recent sit-down with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, discussed a wide range of topics regarding her son’s murder, as it coincides with the docu-series Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
Ms. Fulton was prompted about whether she has forgiven her son’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Understandably, she still has to cope and heal through her grief.
“I have not. I have not,” Fulton said of forgiving Zimmerman. “I know that in my own time, in my own grief and this whole grieving process that I have to forgive. But by the same token, I’m not at that point yet. I’m very honest with that. A lot of people ask me that question, and I’m very open and honest about it. I’m very real with my feelings, and I know I have not forgiven.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Fulton reveals that the Department of Justice gave her a box of evidence three years after her son was killed. She called it “Pandora’s Box.”
“In the box is everything that Trayvon had on,” she notes. “His hoodie. His pants. His T-shirt. His socks. His shoes. His cell phone. His money. The drink. The candy. Everything is in the box.” She said she’s considering donating the items to a museum.
Listen to her comments below.