Families tweet reactions to Zimmerman verdict

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George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom in Sanford, Florida July 12, 2013.
George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom in Sanford, Florida July 12, 2013.
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The families of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin shared their reactions to the “not-guilty” verdict in the Zimmerman trial after it was announced Saturday evening.

Robert Zimmerman Jr., the defendant’s brother, shared their father’s thoughts via Twitter:

Message from Dad: “Our whole family is relieved”. Today… I’m proud to be an American. God Bless America! Thank you for your prayers!

— Robert Zimmerman JR (@rzimmermanjr) July 14, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s mother and father also shared their thoughts on Twitter.

Mother Sybrina Fulton tweeted:

Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in (cont) http://t.co/enQjZ3bZk2

— Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton) July 14, 2013

Martin’s father, Tracy, shared a series of reactions on Twitter. His first:

God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him GOD BLESS

— Tracy Martin (@BTraymartin9) July 14, 2013

He later tweeted:

Thanks to everyone who are with us and who will be with us si we together can make sure that this doesn’t happen again

— Tracy Martin (@BTraymartin9) July 14, 2013

And added later:

Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY

— Tracy Martin (@BTraymartin9) July 14, 2013

Zimmerman plead not-guilty in the case, saying he had acted in self-defense when he shot Martin.

Editor’s note: George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation.

 

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Families tweet reactions to Zimmerman verdict

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