Trayvon’s Mother Says Shooting Was Accident Then Retracts Statement
In an interview Thursday morning on NBC’s TODAY show, Sybrina Fulton (Mother of Trayvon Martin) )had said: “I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back.”
After the comment was Tweeted and reported by media outlets, a spokesman for the Martin family, said Fulton’s comments had been “mischaracterized.”
“When I referenced the word ‘accident’ today with regard to Trayvon’s death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident,” Fulton said.
“My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that,” she said, clarifying that the “accident” was that Martin and Zimmerman ever crossed paths.