"Very hurt and very disappointed": Trayvon Martin's relatives react to Zimmerman acquittal
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 01:31
July 14 - Trayvon Martin's relatives express hurt and disappointment as Zimmerman acquitted as rights activist Al Sharpton pledges legal action. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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After neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is cleared of all criminal charges in the Trayvon Martin case his family expressed hurt and disappointment outside a church in Miami Gardens, Florida.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERTA FELTON, COUSIN OF TRAYVON MARTIN, SAYING :
" We are very concerned and very hurt and very disappointed at this point but we know that in the end God will prevail and justice will be served and we just - keep everybody in their prayers. Just remember Trayvon, as Sybrina always said, could have been your son, could have been my baby, could have anyone in America's baby, just walking to the store and coming back with Skittles and iced tea. Things do happen in life, but sometimes it's not fair."
Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton told NBC's Meet the Press he pledges to take legal action.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AL SHARPTON SAYING:
"Clearly there are grounds for civil rights charges here. The mother and father of Trayvon Martin and I with their lawyers met with the U.S. attorney in Florida the day I went down there to organize the first national rally there. And we always said there would be a plan B but there needed to be a plan A. There would never have been protests if there had been an arrest."
The six woman jury deliberated for 16 hours over two days finding Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a case that has polarized the U.S. public.
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