Trayvon Martin’s mom ID’s screams

ORLANDO — A key piece of evidence was at the center of George Zimmerman’s murder trial Friday.

Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother listened in court to a 911 call on the night of the shooting and said they recognized the screaming on the recording as coming from the slain teen.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. His defense team argues that he shot the teen in self-defense.

Lawyers on both sides want to convince the jury of who was doing the screaming, Zimmerman or Martin.

The audio was played in court for Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. She said she recognized the screaming as that of “Trayvon Benjamin Martin.”

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara asked Fulton if she had no doubt that it was her son screaming.

“Absolutely,” she said.

TrayvonMartin’s older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, 22, also took the stand Friday.

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked him if he recognized the voice on the tape.

“My brother’s,” Fulton said, adding that he had “heard him yell” before, but “not like that.”

The question of whether Zimmerman’s actions were self-defense or murder could rest on who was the person screaming.

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12 comments

    • BILL K.

      Because of the sizes of the two people. Z was a fat older male n martin was a skinny little child eating candy. A GROWN MAN SOUNDS , LIKE A MAN. ANY NON RACIST PERSON CAN HEAR THOSE SCREAMS WERE A CHILDS

  • Tami DeRossett

    This trial is the biggest joke I have ever seen or heard..They cant even get their own witness' s to stick to the story..If George gets convicted this case is going to go on and on there is no evidence…The higher courts are going to find so many faults it is crazy..

  • The Scrot

    He probably would not have been shot if he hadn’t attacked Zimmerman then there would have been no screams. And no the 911 operator did not tell Z not to follow M. Z was told he did not need to follow M and he replied “OK”.

  • BILL K.

    IF IT WAS A WHITE KID WHO GOT KILLED Z WOULD ALLREADY BE SENTENCED. BECAUSE HE WAS BLAC THIS S O U T H E R N STATE WILL LET THIS DISGUSTING PERSON OFF ON PURE COLD BLOODED MURDER.

    • Chris

      There are plenty of dead white kids who are still waiting for justice. Does that make you feel better?

      The race card is a non-starter.

  • Matt

    This is still going on? Good god. If the shooter had been a black man he’d be free already and it would be over. But because he was a white middle class male carrying a gun for defense we have to drag him and all guns and gun owners over the coals to show that they are all racist. Good grief people lets end this soon and stop wasting my tax money on stupidity.

  • joe

    She's lying, the racist black are calling the Hispanic Zimmerman a white know it's a lie so they can pretend to be victims and go stealing again in the next riot; the Tail Coats of Obama. He's kinda' like the guy that carjacked the nation and ran it's citizens over on the get away.