Trayvon Martin's Parents on 'Shock, Disgust' After Verdict

Parents of the teen fatally shot by George Zimmerman pray for "strength to be forgiving parents."
4:29 | 07/18/13

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trayvon martin. Tracy parton and sybrina fulton have been in seclusion since george zimmerman's acquittal on saturday. They're here, along with their attorney, bernard crump. You were not in the courtroom saturday night. Where did you get the news? And what was your first thought? It was on one of the television programs. And my first thought was shock. Disgust. I really didn't believe that he guilty. You've now had five days to think and pray about it, both of you. Do you understand, now, how the jury might have reached that decision? And do you accept it? As parents, the understanding how they reached the verdict, I'll never grasp that concept. Just as loving parents, and god-fearing people, we just continue to pray that whatever was in their heart was what they intended to do. But we feel that the verdict -- we didn't feel it was fair. And of course, it's devastating. I can only imagine. We've now heard from one of the jurors, only one so far, who said that trayvon played a role in his death. She said he could have walked away and gone home. What's your response to that? My response today is that i think people are forgetting that trayvon was a teenager. He probably thought as a teenager. I do believe he was afraid because he did call george zimmerman creepy. He was afraid. Is there something you wish ose jurors knew about trayvon? I wish they knew who he was. And knew he was a kid. They didn't get a chance to -- they didn't know him as a human being. So, I just wish that they had an opportunity to really know who trayvon was and to put that in context with what their decision was. What more do you expect from the justice system? Will you be filing a civil suit? We're going to look at all legal possibilities. But right now, we're asking the department of justice to look at this matter because trayvon was simply walking home. And his killer profiled him and followed him. So, we need to know what is the law? Does it allow that anybody can profile and follow you? Not even the police, based on the u.S. Supreme court decision, can profile based on race. Are we going to allow private citizens with guns to do so? We need to know because we need to know what to tell our children. As you know, the fbi investigations did not find much evidence that race was in play here. The prosecutor didn't believe that. Do you really think there's evidence for a case here? George, witness number nine said that he had racial issues. There's evidence that may be very telling for a u.S. Attorney to look at the civil rights of trayvon martin. And if they were violated by his killer. And finally, george zimmerman's parents spoke to barbara walters. They wanted you to know that they're deeply sorry and they pray for trayvon every day. Do you take any comfort in that? That's a hard question. I think it's a fair question because parents of -- there's no winner in this situation. Obviously, we are devastated more. And I just think that all the circumstances surround iing -- and the characterization of us as parents, and I just really don't feel that it's real sincere. But we continue to pray that, you know, that we'll find peace and strength to be forgiving parents. Good luck with that. We're praying for you, as well. Thank you for coming in this morning. P. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. A to learn more about the trayvon martin foundation, go to our website, goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo!

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