Trayvon Martin's mom felt 'disgust' over verdict
The mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead in Florida last year by volunteer watchman George Zimmerman, said Thursday she was "stunned" and felt "disgust" when a jury found her son's killer not guilty.
"I couldn't believe it," Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, told "CBS This Morning."
"I just knew that they would see that this was a teenager just trying to get home. This was no burglar."
On Saturday, a six-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26, 2012 killing of Martin inside a gated community in the Sanford, Fla.
Fulton and Martin's father, Tracy Martin, gave their first interviews on the verdict that has renewed debate about race relations in the United States and cast scrutiny on gun laws and self-defense laws.
Martin told ABC that he believed jurors were given little opportunity to know more about their son.
"They didn't know him as a human being, a fun-loving kid," Martin said. "I just wish they had an opportunity to really know who Trayvon was and to put that in context with what their decision was."