Trayvon Martin family prays for ‘peaceful justice’

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Sybrina Fulton, right, and Tracy Martin, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, arrive in Seminole circuit court for the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford,...
Sybrina Fulton, right, and Tracy Martin, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, arrive in Seminole circuit court for the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford,...
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On the day that the defense rested its case in the George Zimmerman trial, Trayvon Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump joined PoliticsNation for his first TV interview since the trial began.

“It is very emotional for the parents to get this far on their journey to justice and then to have such a difficult time sitting through the trial,” Crump said on PoliticsNation. “But everyday they pray and they just have faith that everything is going to be all right.”

“They have always prayed and asked for peaceful justice,” he added later. “And they want everybody to follow their example, because if they can accept the rule of law, then everybody should be able to.”

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, saying he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

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

Watch the video below to see Crump’s interview in its entirety:

Trayvon Martin family prays for 'peaceful justice'

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