Wrapping up their chief case against George Zimmerman, prosecutors on Friday morning called Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother to the witness stand.
Sybrina Fulton, who over the past 17 months has been highly visible in pushing for justice for her slain teenage son, identified his voice as the one screaming out for help on a 911 call that captured sounds of the shooting.
“I heard my son screaming,” Fulton said.
Fulton started out her testimony with an emotional, if frank, description of her son: “My youngest son is Trayvon Benjamin Martin. He’s in heaven.”
She also told Zimmerman’s defense attorney, during a short cross-examination, that she wished “that this would have never happened and he would still be here.”
Trayvon’s older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, also took the stand and identified his sibling’s voice on the 911 call — although the defense pointed out that Jahvaris Fulton once told a Miami television reporter that he wasn’t sure.