Being a mother, I can’t even imagine the pain that Trayvon’s Mother, Sybrina Fulton, is experiencing right now. We’ve heard her say over and over again that all she wanted was an arrest. Yesterday, the announcement came that George Zimmerman would be charged with Second Degree Murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Earlier this morning, Sybrina Fulton told the Today show that she felt the shooting was an “accident” and that the situation just got out of control.
“I believe that it just got out of control,” Sybrina Fulton told NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday. “And [Zimmerman] couldn’t turn the clock back.”
Sybrina Fulton has released the following statement clarifying her remarks:
I made a comment to the media that was later 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.
We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood. The ‘accident’ I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter. If George Zimmerman hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided.
My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.”