Trayvon Martin's mother: 'I heard my son screaming' on 911 tape
Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother testified Friday that he is the person heard yelling in the background of a 911 call made during the teen’s confrontation with George Zimmerman.
“That screaming or yelling – do you recognize that,” prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.
MSNBC’s Craig Melvin, Lisa Bloom and Prof. Jelani Cobb recap the testimonies from Sybrina Fulton and Jahvaris Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother, during the trial of George Zimmerman.
“Travyon Benjamin Martin,” she said.
On cross-examination, defense lawyer Mark O’Mara suggested that Fulton wanted to hear her son’s voice because if Zimmerman was screaming, “you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death.”
“I heard my son screaming,” said Fulton, who said she first heard the recording during a family meeting inside Sanford City Hall in March 2012.
“You certainly would hope that your son Trayvon Martin did nothing that could have led to his own death?” O’Mara pressed her later.
“What I hope for is that this wouldn’t have never happened and that he would still be here,” Fulton replied, adding that she did not believe Martin was responsible for his death.
Her eldest son, Jahvaris Fulton, 22, also testified the “yelling and screaming” was Martin’s but confirmed under cross-examination that after he heard the tape for the first time he told a local TV reporter he wasn’t “completely positive.”
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