Trayvon Martin's Mother: 'Justice Will Be Served'

In a daytime exclusive interview, Anderson Cooper talks with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was allegedly shot to death in a gated Florida community on February 26 by a white, self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer; 28-year-old George Zimmerman.

"It's a nightmare. It's hard to sleep," says Sybrina. "Everything reminds me of him and the only thing that's fueling us to keep pressing on for justice is the fact that we know that justice will be served."



Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy, says he believes watchman George Zimmerman, who local police have declined to arrest, was out for a confrontation before killing his son.

"Zimmerman had in his mind at that point that he wasn't going to let whoever that individual was get away," says Tracy to Anderson. "That he just wanted confrontation. He was told by the dispatcher stand down, don't follow this individual, he pursued it anyway."



"Do you believe if your son had been white that Zimmerman would have been arrested?" Anderson asks.

"I honestly believe had Trayvon been a white kid, Zimmerman would have been arrested," says the grieving mother. "I just feel as though the Sanford police department is doing us an injustice."



On the night of the shooting there were several 911 calls played by neighbors reporting a fight. In one of the calls, there is a voice in the background calling for help.

Sybrina says he believes that voice on the line is her son, telling Anderson, "I believe that's Trayvon Martin, that's my baby's voice. Every mother knows their child, and that's his voice. "

"He was afraid for his life," says his father, "He saw his death coming. He saw his death coming. The screams got more frantic."



"I can hear the 911 tapes in my head. I can hear him yelling," says Sybrina. "It's just very difficult as a mother to know that I had to bury my child."



The shooting happened in the backyard of witness Mary Cutcher, who called 911 that night, but says that she "wasn't taken seriously."

"Did you feel like they had already made up their mind one way or another?" asks Anderson. Mary says, "Yes."



The killing of Trayvon Martin has outraged many people in this country and there is still a lot that is unknown. To Anderson, Trayvon Martin's parents express appreciation to the public, and demand justice in the death of their son....



To see more of Anderson's interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin, watch "Anderson" on Thursday, March 22.

Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have created a petition to prosecute the killer of their 17-year-old son, Trayvon. To sign, go to Change.org.


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