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Trayvon Martin’s Father Opens Up About Bond with Son

Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin, has opened up to the Orlando Sentinel about his relationship with his late son and his ordeal since Trayvon’s death. Martin described his son’s love of motorcycles and how Trayvon enjoyed his first solo ride three weeks before his death. He believes stories like that have been left out of the narrative surrounding his son. “It’s moments like that that the public doesn’t know,” said Martin. “Those were the kinds of things that I look back on and I can smile.”

Martin also spoke of his relationship with his ex-wife and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. The pair was able to maintain a friendship after divorcing in 1999 but have become closer since joining to seek justice for their son. “We need to lean on each other,” he said. “We know we need each other to get us through this.”

By all accounts, father and son were very close. Trayvon even saved his father from a house fire. “Trayvon has been, so to speak, my best friend since the time he could walk,” said Martin. Others that knew the father and son could also attest to the closeness of their relationship. According to Martin’s ex-wife Alicia Stanley, Tracy and Trayvon were “were the best of friends. He is a very good father.”

The elder Martin vividly remembers the day he found out his child was dead. Trayvon had not come home the night before and he was preparing to put in a missing person’s report. A detective showed up soon after. Martin showed him a picture of his son and the detective went to his car and came back with a folder. “They showed me a picture, and it was my son, laying on the ground dead,” says Martin.

George Zimmerman, the man who shot Travyon, was charged with second degree murder on April 11, 44 days after he shot the 17-year-old. Zimmerman is currently out of jail on bond.



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  1. Anonymous says:

    The truth comes out when you listen to the uneditted 911 Call from George Zimmerman to police that the mainstream media will never allow the public to hear: Now we have the Obama so called "Justice" Department engaging in reverse racism by allowing the Black Panthers to make illegal threats (hatecrimes) against Zimmerman and his family. This is an attempt to trigger a race war that would trigger martial law. I urge people of all races not to fall for this ruse. We can't allow ourselves to get all divided up. DHS/ICE have a contract for 450 Million Rounds of.40 caliber Hollow Point ammo that is banned under the Geneva Convention. Ask why? TSA has roving Viper teams to check our papers out in the streets now, not just in airports…. Ask why? Wake up! Trayvon mugged Zimmerman who shot him in self defense. The Media, including this paper, can't be trusted!

  2. Anonymous says:

    we are living in a world of absolute 180 degree removal from what's right..the stupid are now running things and the super -dummies can't get enough. wake up!

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