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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak Publicly for First Time Since Verdict — Glen Walker Reports

Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy, said Thursday it was difficult to listen to testimony about his son, particularly the negative comments, during George Zimmerman’s trial.

“That wasn’t the Trayvon that we raised. That wasn’t the Trayvon that we knew, and that we love,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night.

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said that she felt the need to sit through every day of Zimmerman’s trial because her son was “not here to say anything for himself.”

She said that she needed to “show a face” for her son.

Martin’s parents spoke out Thursday for the first time since Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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