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NANCY GRACE

Interview With the Parents of Trayvon Martin

Aired July 19, 2013 - 20:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


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SYBRINA FULTON, TRAYVON MARTIN`S MOTHER: My youngest son is Trayvon Benjamin Martin. He`s in heaven.

TRACY MARTIN, TRAYVON MARTIN`S FATHER: I was listening to my son`s last cry for help.

911 OPERATOR: 911. Do you need police, fire or medical?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Maybe both. I`m not sure. There`s just someone screaming outside.

ANDERSON COOPER, HOST, CNN "AC360": Whose voice do you think it was on the 911 call?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it was George Zimmerman`s.

MARTIN: May have heard George Zimmerman speak in the court. She never had a chance to hear Trayvon`s voice.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Verdict, we the jury find George Zimmerman not guilty.

FULTON: I couldn`t believe it.

MARTIN: Still shocked, still in disbelief.

FULTON: Disgust. I really didn`t believe that he was not guilty.

COOPER: What would you say to Trayvon Martin`s parents?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`d say I`m terribly sorry for you loss. It`s a tragedy. You know, I didn`t know him, but I felt their pain because of his death.

FULTON: Because it literally broke us down.

COOPER: When you heard the verdict on television...

FULTON: Yes.

COOPER: ... you broke down.

FULTON: Yes.

I hoped he was still alive.

MARTIN: I was listening to his life being taken, coming to grips that Trayvon was here no more.

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NANCY GRACE, HOST: Good evening. I`m Nancy Grace. I want to thank you for being with us.

A cry in the night, a single gunshot that has forever altered the course of American justice, a single gunshot that will be studied from now on in law schools and criminal justice from this point forward, the shot fired by George Zimmerman, the shot that tore through the heart of a high school junior, Trayvon Martin.

Bombshell tonight. With us live and taking your calls, the parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.

To both of you, thank you for being with us.

MARTIN: Thank you for having us.

FULTON: Thanks.

GRACE: You know, I know that you have been through so much. Having lived through the murder trial of my own fiance, it was all like a blur to me. A lot of it I can`t even remember. And to see you walking and talking and communicating to everyone your thoughts and your feelings and what you`ve been through is just amazing to me.

And before we even start, I want you to know how many prayers have been lifted up for the two of you and for Trayvon`s brother.

First, Ms. Fulton, I want to go back -- and I`m sure you`ve done this a million times in your mind -- to February 26th, 2012, the night you learned Trayvon had been shot. What happened that night? What do you even recall of that night?

FULTON: Well, we didn`t actually find out about it until the next day, which was the 27th, Monday the 27th. So I did get a call from Trayvon`s father, Tracy, that Trayvon didn`t come home, and I just felt that that was unusual. He had a cousin that was in the area, and I told him to make sure he speaks with the cousin to make sure Trayvon wasn`t there because although Trayvon was 17, he didn`t stay out all night long.

So that was, you know, something that -- we knew something was just not right with the whole situation, but we had not known that Trayvon had been shot and killed at that time.

GRACE: You know, I recall it was about a year ago I was in Babies `R Us with the twins and John David got lost for about a minute, maybe. And I will never forget that moment when I couldn`t find my son.

When you first heard this, when you got the phone call, what was your immediate thought?

FULTON: Well, of course, you know that is the worst telephone call a mother can receive is to tell her that her child has been shot and killed. I mean, Trayvon is my baby. He`s my youngest son. And I just -- I just could not believe it. I was just in disbelief that he had been shot and killed.

And I don`t think we were given enough information as victims. Trayvon was a victim of senseless gun violence, and we wasn`t given enough information. So to start with, he was shot and killed, and we didn`t know exactly what happened. So it started off on the wrong foot.

GRACE: When you got the call, what were you told? Were you told that he was just missing to start with, that you couldn`t find -- they couldn`t find him?

FULTON: Yes, Tracy simply told me that he didn`t come home that night and he didn`t know where Trayvon was. He said that he was going to call his cousin, and then he was going to call missing persons so he can report that he didn`t come home. That`s how it started.

GRACE: Where were you?

FULTON: I was actually at work on Monday the 27th. I was at work.

GRACE: Where were you working then?

FULTON: Miami-Dade County Housing Agency.

GRACE: So you were just sitting at your desk and people were around you, and you get a phone call that they can`t find your son?

FULTON: Right. I was at work. I was actually at work. I had been at work since 8:00 o`clock. And I was at my desk, and I got a call from Tracy on my cell phone. And he told me then that Trayvon hadn`t come home. So I -- you know, I wasn`t really alarmed at that time. But we, you know, thought it was unusual that he had not come home.

So by then, I was, like, OK, just make some calls and try to find out what`s going on. At that time, I told my supervisor I have an emergency, I need to leave. I don`t know what`s going on with my son. My supervisor told me, No problem. Do what you need to do to find out where your son is because I couldn`t even work. I was, like, worrying wondering where Trayvon is. So I couldn`t even work.

So I immediately left. I got in my car, and as I got in my car, I got the second call to tell me that Trayvon had been shot and killed.

GRACE: Oh, Lord. Oh, Lord. Because I remember when Keith was murdered, I was told at first there had been an accident, and I thought everything was -- you know, I didn`t understand what had happened. I didn`t get the whole truth.

And so you`re in the car driving and you get the second call and they tell you as you`re driving that Trayvon is dead?

FULTON: Yes.

GRACE: What did you do?

FULTON: I don`t think it -- it didn`t set in because I was, like, doubtful that it was even him. I was, like, Are you sure? Do you know for sure if that`s him? I didn`t think it was him because I thought that`s impossible for him to, you know, just be dead at 17. I just...

GRACE: Be dead.

FULTON: No, I couldn`t believe it.

GRACE: Oh!

FULTON: And I drove maybe a couple of miles, and it started to set in. And I pulled over on the side of the street. I was on I-95, and I pulled over -- just as if it was yesterday, I`m remembering this. And I pulled over on the side of the street and I just cried. I just cried and cried and cried. And I screamed and I just could not believe it. It took me about...

GRACE: Did you think that there was some kind of a mistake? Did you think that they had the wrong person?

FULTON: I thought that they had the wrong person because, surely, I couldn`t believe that my son was dead and gone. I couldn`t believe that.

GRACE: Because -- I know I`m projecting, but I remember when I finally realized Keith was dead, I was at our church and I saw our preacher write -- I was looking across the desk, and I saw him write Bernstein Funeral Home, and that`s when it really hit me. And I still couldn`t -- for weeks, I could hardly take it in.

So you pull off the interstate and start crying?

FULTON: Yes. I started crying, I started screaming, I started praying, I started -- I was just a mess. I -- I was a mess. I was a mess. I thought they had...

GRACE: What were you praying, that it doesn`t Trayvon?

FULTON: I was praying...

GRACE: Were you praying that it was somebody else and not him?

FULTON: Well, I was praying that they didn`t have the right person. And I knew that they didn`t have the right person because it could not have happened to him. I mean, nobody wants to send their kid with their dad, and then all of the sudden, he`s not there. So I couldn`t believe it. I absolutely couldn`t believe it.

And then I started to think about what happened with him, like, was he aching? Was he in pain? How much did he hurt? How long did it last? I started thinking as a mother about, you know, what I could have done to help him, what I could have done to, you know, save his life.

GRACE: You know, to this day -- and I don`t know if anybody`s told you this or not, but it was back in 1979 when Keith was killed. To this day, I still think -- he took five gunshot wounds, five bullets, and I still to this day, all this time later, wonder how long was he alive? What he did feel? Did he just black out? Did he not feel it? I pray to God that he did.

FULTON: Right. Right.

GRACE: Do you still think about that? I think about it all the time!

FULTON: Of course. I think about it. I think about, you know, how scared he was that somebody was following him, somebody was following him in their vehicle, and then he continued to follow him on foot.

I just put myself in Trayvon`s shoes and just imagine how afraid he was because if he took off running, he was afraid. He was afraid. It was dark. It was late. It wasn`t late at night because this happened between 7:00 and 7:30, but he was afraid.

GRACE: I`m just trying to imagine you in that car pulled over, the cars flying by on the interstate, and you`ve just heard your son is dead, your teen, a high school junior. And I`m not talking about the case or the law or the jury or the verdict. I`m talking about a mother hearing her child is dead! I mean, the last you knew, everything was fine. And then suddenly, he`s dead?

How did you get the strength to put your hands on that steering wheel and drive? How did you do that?

FULTON: One of the things that I did is -- I`m a God-fearing woman, and I knew absolutely positively -- and that was during my darkest hour. I felt that nothing worse could happen to me in life. And I told God, Just help me. Just hold me. Just strengthen me so that I could move on, because I have another son, Jahvaris, and I needed to make sure that I wasn`t a broken mother for him, that I was still in one piece. I was hurting, but I was still in one piece.

And I wanted to make sure that God was with me. So that`s my prayer. I prayed for that. I asked God to strengthen me. I asked God to use me, and he did. And once I got myself together...

GRACE: When you -- when you put your hands back on that steering wheel to get back into traffic, did you know at that time, did you accept Trayvon was dead, or in your mind, did you think that there has been some horrible mistake and maybe he`s still alive?

FULTON: I absolutely did not -- I wasn`t sure of it until I seen him myself. When I seen him myself, that`s when I knew that it`s really true. Leading up to that time, I think I just started really encouraging myself because nobody was around me at that time, and I just felt weak. I felt helpless. I felt that I needed to build myself up.

So I relied on God to fill that empty void because there was definitely a void. It felt like someone had just reached in my chest and just tore my heart right out, and I was living and I was breathing without my heart. And it was very difficult, the most difficult thing I`ve ever had to do.

GRACE: Was get back on the road and drive. And when you started driving, I know you were still praying. I know you were crying and you were praying out loud.

FULTON: I was. I couldn`t even see.

GRACE: Where did you go?

FULTON: I went home. I couldn`t even see the street. That`s how I knew God was with me from the time I left my job because I couldn`t even see the road. I was driving home, but I was still crying and I was still praying. I couldn`t see the road, but I made it there in one piece.

And when I got there, my family was there. My mother was there. My sister was there. You know, I was surrounded by my brother, and you know, my family was just there for me.

GRACE: When you pulled into your driveway and you looked up at your house, what did you see?

FULTON: Nothing. I didn`t see anything. I was just...

GRACE: Was your family there?

FULTON: My family was there. They were outside. They were waiting on me. They may have been waiting for a while because it doesn`t take that long for me to get, you know, from any job to my house. But I had the little break in getting home. So they were there. They were there to support me. They were there to help me through this. And they`re still with me today.

GRACE: You know, Ms. Fulton, I was just thinking about what you said, and you had your other son and you felt you had to be strong. You had to get that car back on the road. You had to get to where you were going.

I remember after Keith`s death, I didn`t care if I lived or died. I became a prosecutor and would do the most crazy and dangerous things because it did not matter to me. In fact, it would have been a relief for me to get to go and be with Keith.

When you got out of that car, how did you even stand up? I would have just wanted to die right then and there and go be with him, and go be with my son.

FULTON: I have a strong faith in God, and I believe when the time comes that I will see Trayvon again in heaven. I truly believe that. And I truly believe that he`s in heaven and he`s looking down low and he`s smiling at me. And he`s one of the persons that`s helping me to go on.

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GRACE: Welcome back. We are live and taking your calls. With me now, Trayvon Martin`s mother and father.

To you, Ms. Fulton, Sybrina Fulton. You described with us that drive down the interstate back to your home, and inside knowing you had to be strong to find out the truth about what happened, to be a mother to your other child.

When did you find out the facts surrounding Trayvon`s death?

FULTON: We found out some of the facts surrounding Trayvon`s death shortly after. But we were still not able to explain to other people and to other family members what happened because we didn`t have many facts.

Some of the facts we found out during the actual trial. So it was some things we didn`t actually find out until the trial actually happened.

GRACE: Like what?

FULTON: Maybe like -- I don`t think we knew about all of these 911 calls. We hadn`t heard about all of the different 911 calls. We hadn`t heard about the different calls George Zimmerman made to the non-emergency police department in Sanford. We just didn`t know the dynamics of the Sanford Police Department and what they had, the information that they had.

We just felt that we were victims, and we didn`t have enough information about our minor son`s death.

GRACE: When you were sitting in that courtroom and you`re hearing things for the first time, and you heard the 911 calls, the other ones -- well, the Zimmerman calls for the first time, what was going through your head? You had never even heard them before. You didn`t even know about them.

FULTON: It just -- I mean, it was just something new. It was just something that we didn`t know about. And it was very difficult the entire time there.

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GRACE: With me tonight and taking your calls, the parents of Trayvon Martin.

Out to Tracy Martin. This is Trayvon`s father. Mr. Martin, again, I can`t tell you how many prayers have been lifted up. Regardless of the trial and the verdict and all of that, I can`t even imagine losing my child. I mean, I`ve only had them five-and-a-half years, but with every year, you love them more.

The night that Trayvon was shot, where were you?

MARTIN: We actually had went to go get something to eat. We went out to dinner with a friend whose birthday was that night. And we -- after dinner, we returned back to the residence. And...

GRACE: When did you first learn that something was wrong?

MARTIN: I didn`t learn until the next morning that something was wrong. Trayvon was up there with my nephew, and both of them were responsible kids.

GRACE: Right.

MARTIN: And I knew that they wanted to go to the movies. I knew that they wanted to go and get something to eat. So we...

GRACE: What were they going to go see? What did they want to go see so badly?

MARTIN: I didn`t -- I don`t know what movie was out (ph). If I`m not mistaken, it may have been -- it was a movie. I don`t know what movie was out. It was a kid`s movie, a comedy.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They`re yelling help, but I don`t know. I don`t know what`s going on.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They`re sending.

FULTON: I heard my son scream.

MARTIN: I said it was -- I knew that it was Trayvon`s voice.

911 OPERATOR: 911, do you need police, fire or medical?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Maybe both.

MARK O`MARA, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN`S DEFENSE ATTORNEY: As his mother, there was no doubt whatsoever that it was him screaming, correct?

FULTON: Absolutely.

MARTIN: Our world has been turned upside down.

O`MARA: If it was your son, in fact, screaming as you`ve testified, that would suggest that it was Mr. Zimmerman fault (ph) that led to his death, correct?

FULTON: Correct.

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GRACE: Welcome back. Live and taking your calls, Trayvon Martin`s parents.

Back to Trayvon`s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Ms. Fulton, once you got to your home, after you had learned, pulled over on the side of the road in the car, that Trayvon was dead, where did you go? What did you do? What could you do?

FULTON: I didn`t do anything. I just stayed home. Family came to pray with me. Family came to cry with me. I stayed home for a few days, to say the least, and I just had to get myself together. It took a while for me to really get it together.

But I constantly kept Trayvon`s picture up because I just -- you know, just didn`t want to forget about what he looked like when he was alive because, you know, death just makes you think of so many ugly things, and I just didn`t want to equate his death with his life. So I made sure that I kept pictures up of him smiling, pictures up of him with the family just to remind me of the happy times.

GRACE: Ms. Fulton, when you say it took you that long to get yourself together -- I remember I didn`t want to take a shower. I didn`t want to eat. I didn`t want to put my hair back. I didn`t want to -- we couldn`t even stand to have the clocks tick. My mother had to cut the clocks off in the house. I couldn`t hear the TV or the radio. I couldn`t stand it. I couldn`t stand to smell food, nothing.

When you say you had to get yourself together, what do you mean by that?

FULTON: I mean, I needed to -- I needed to eat something. I didn`t want to eat. I went through the same thing you went through with the shower. I just didn`t want do anything. I just wanted to stay in my bed. I just wanted to cry. I mean, I probably cried so many tears that you probably could fill two or three pools.

But I just -- I just needed to -- I needed to cry. I needed to get those feelings out, to get the angry -- the angry feelings out, to get the sad feelings, to get the loss, the feeling of loss. And maybe I was still in denial. I was still in denial that maybe, just maybe he may come back home.

GRACE: You said that you wanted to keep pictures up of him smiling, pictures of him in life. Was it because -- you said the death brought up so many ugly images. You mean -- are you referring to a thought of him with a bullet wound in his chest? You did not want to think about that?

FULTON: I did not want to think about that. I did not want to think about him laying lifeless on the ground, on a table, on anything. I just did not want to think of him in that manner.

So I made sure that I kept up positive pictures around the house of him during, you know, happy times, when we were on vacations, when we were -- when he was playing sports, when -- you know, just him with the family. I wanted to make sure I remembered those times and not focus so much on the negative, which was his death.

GRACE: Ms. Fulton, I don`t know if I would call it being a coward, but I did not want to see Keith`s body. I did not want to see his face fixed by -- you know how they put makeup on it and they`ll try to make it look normal when, he had been shot so many times. I never saw his body. And sometimes I think maybe that was the wrong decision for me to have made in my youth.

When did you see Trayvon again?

FULTON: I had the opportunity to see him at the funeral home prior to him being clothed with his funeral clothes on. I chose not to see him in that manner. The very next time I seen Trayvon, he had on a white suit. He looked like an angel. He had light blue tie on. He looked fixed up as if he was going to the prom.

And that`s how I wanted to remember my son. I couldn`t possibly just see him just lying on the table. So it was good for me that I...

GRACE: Oh, goodness, no!

FULTON: It was good for me to see him.

GRACE: How did you pick out that white suit and the blue tie?

FULTON: We just felt that he was an angel. From the time he lost his life, we seen him as an angel, and we wanted to make sure that our angel had on white. The blue came from Tracy. He decided that, you know, we needed another color, and that`s the reason why we chose the powder blue color, the light, light blue color. But the white was because he was our angel.

GRACE: When you -- you said you had the opportunity to see him. Are you talking about at the morgue?

FULTON: Absolutely not. As a mother, I don`t think that it would have been beneficial to me to see him in that manner. So I absolutely made a point not to see him in that way.

GRACE: Thank God you did not. And when you finally laid eyes on him again, what did you say to him?

FULTON: I told him that I loved him and that I will forever love him.

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GRACE: With us live tonight, Trayvon Martin`s parents. With me is Sybrina Fulton. Also with me, Tracy Martin.

Sybrina, Ms. Fulton, when you walked into that room and you saw him in his white outfit and his blue tie, what was the look on his face? What was the expression on his face?

FULTON: He seemed to me to be at peace. He seemed to me to be resting. I don`t know if I could explain it, but even through death, I have a connection with my son.

GRACE: Did you feel him in there with you when you saw him again?

FULTON: Absolutely. Absolutely. Not only in body, but his spirit was there.

GRACE: You know, it`s a funny thing, Ms. Fulton. When you have children -- and I didn`t understand this until I finally had children late in life. It`s like I can feel them before I even know something`s wrong. I know when they wake up at night in the middle of the night. I`ll go in there, and the moment I see one of them sit up in bed with a bad dream, it`s like you feel what they`re feeling because you love them so much.

When you told Trayvon as he is laying there that you love him, did you feel his presence? What did you feel him telling you?

FULTON: I absolutely felt his presence. I touched -- I touched his body. I gave him a kiss. I told him that I will love him forever. And the last thing I remember telling him is that I`ll see him again in heaven.

GRACE: Did you kiss him on his face?

FULTON: Yes, I did. I had to.

GRACE: I got to ask you something. At that funeral, when they were taking that coffin away, did you just want to go with it? I mean, how could you stand up? Did you stand up because your other son was watching you and you had to be strong for him?

FULTON: Well, I tried to understand why all of this happened, but there is no understanding for me. I can only rely on the spirit side of me to try to understand what has happened.

I have a favorite Bible verse. It`s Proverbs 3 and 5, and it tells me -- and I say it every day. I tells me to trust in the Lord with all your heart. And I do. It tells me to lean not onto your own understanding.

So I can`t just think what my mind can tolerate, what my mind can conceive. I have to lean on the Lord. It says acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. And that`s exactly what I`m doing. I`m trying to...

GRACE: Amen.

FULTON: ... lean not onto my own understanding because I don`t have an understanding as to why my son at 17 years old -- he was 16 years old and 21 days, to be exact -- why my son was taken so soon. So I know there`s a bigger picture. So I`m just leaning on God to show me the way and direct my paths (ph).

GRACE: You know, I was thinking about you earlier today, and then I got word right before you joined me that you were feeling sick. Do you feel sick to your heart and sick to your stomach? Do you still wake up at night thinking -- wake up and think maybe this was a bad dream, then you wake up and you remember it`s real?

FULTON: I have those often. I can`t say every single night, but most nights, I have that problem. I have that issue. I get headaches. I get stomach aches. I just -- sometimes I just worry a little too much.

GRACE: How many times have you gone back through this in your head about, Well, what if I didn`t go to dinner and what if I had kept calling, or gone through it? How many times have you relived that night in your mind?

MARTIN: Every day, I relive that night. And I`ve beaten myself up over and over again about that night. But as a parent, I know that I did all that I can do to raise Trayvon. It`s just -- it`s the circumstances surrounding the whole situation was just bad.

And for the most part, what I say to myself every night is had George Zimmerman simply not gotten out of his car, Trayvon would still be here.

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GRACE: Back to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Ms. Fulton, so many eyes were on you at the trial. Were you aware as you and Mr. Martin were sitting in the courtroom that thousands and thousands of people were watching you every moment?

FULTON: I think we kind of knew they were, but the focus wasn`t about other people. The focus was us in the pursuit to try to get justice for our son. So even though it may have been people that were watching, it may have been people that surrounded the trial, we tried to stay focused on what we were there for.

So that`s what matters. We had to stay focused on what was being said. We had to stay focused on us just trying to be healthy enough to come every day.

GRACE: Mr. Martin, you told me earlier that every single day, you think about that night, the night that Trayvon was shot, and you beat yourself up about it.

I do the same thing, and I don`t think that I could have made a bit of difference in what happened when Keith was murdered. But I still imagine that maybe I could.

When you say you beat yourself up, what do you mean by that?

MARTIN: Trayvon saved my life back in 2004. And just the notion of not being there to save his life in his time of need, that`s the part that really gets to me. And when I say I beat myself up over it, that`s what I beat myself up about. Knowing the type of relationship me and Trayvon had, how close we were, I just felt that had I been there at that particular moment, he would still be here with us.

GRACE: When you say he saved your life back in 2004 -- I didn`t know that. What happened?

MARTIN: We were coming from the park. We had been out on the park all day. He was playing Little League football. Before we left the park, I asked him did he want anything to eat. He told me he just wanted to go home and take a shower and lay down.

So by the time we got home, he decided that he wanted something to eat. So I took out some chicken wings and French fries and prepared to cook them. Both of us were tired. Both of us fell asleep with the grease on on the stove. Woke up a couple hours later, the kitchen was on fire.

I went in the kitchen and just tried to throw a towel over the pot of grease, and the towel drug the pot off the stove, and which I was standing there barefoot. And the grease splattered all over the bottom of my legs, causing third-degree burns over the lower half of my body, and I kind of blacked out.

And once I came to, I was calling his name, calling his name. He finally woke up. And at the time, he was 9 years old, and he drug me out of the kitchen onto the balcony where we were staying.

And had he not woken up, you know, both of us would have died in the house. And I just feel that he was there for me in my time of need, and I wasn`t there for him in his time of need.

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GRACE: We remember American hero Army sergeant Michael Paranzeno (ph), 22, Middleton, Rhode Island, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, parents Francis (ph) and Melanie (ph), brother Daniel (ph), widow Lindsey (ph), sons Maxton (ph) and Logan (ph). Michael Paranzeno, American hero.

With me, Trayvon Martin`s parents, Sybrina Fulton, and his father, Tracy Martin.

Out to you, Ms. Fulton. How did you tell your other son about Trayvon`s death?

FULTON: I called him. He was at school. He`s in college now. I called him and I told him that we had an emergency and that he needed to come home.

After I hung up the phone, I thought about it, that somebody else may call him and tell him the bad news, and I needed to know how he was going to react. I needed to know, you know, what questions he had. And I didn`t want to -- I didn`t want anybody else to do it. I felt that it was my job as a parent to let him know about his brother.

And I called him back and I told him that Trayvon was shot and killed.

GRACE: I want to thank you.

MARTIN: Thank you.

GRACE: And pray that God goes with you.

FULTON: Thank you.

MARTIN: Thank you. God bless.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: On behalf of Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who are just heartbroken, really, right now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He`s going to be dead within one to three minutes after being shot.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Maybe both. I`m not sure. There`s just someone screaming outside.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who do you recognize that to be, ma`am?

FULTON: Trayvon Benjamin Martin.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whose voice do you recognize?

JAHVARIS FULTON, TRAYVON MARTIN`S BROTHER: My brother.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Trayvon`s?

JAHVARIS: Yes.

FULTON: I hope he was still alive.

MARTIN: I was listening to his life being taken, coming to grips that Trayvon was here no more.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To everybody that put their hoodies up and to everybody who said "I am Trayvon," his family express their heartfelt gratitude.

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