Courtesy of CBS News
(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla. – Prior to a march and rally to be held marking one month since a Florida teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the parents of Trayvon Martin defended their son and decried reports that offered contrary accounts of the confrontation.
Speaking after a community forum held at a Baptist church in Eatonville, the parents were emotional in the wake of a news report published in the Orlando Sentinel that said George Zimmerman had been attacked by the 17-year-old, and an Associated Press report that Trayvon had been suspended from school because of an empty plastic baggie found in his book bag which tested positive for traces of marijuana.
“Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son,” said Tracy Martin, “and I feel that is a shame.”
“They’ve killed my son, and now they’re trying to kill his reputation,” said Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.