Trayvon Martin's parents made their first public appearance this morning since the not guilty verdict came down in the trial of their son's killer George Zimmerman, saying they were "stunned" that Zimmerman walked free.
"I thought surely that he would be found guilty of second degree murder, manslaughter at the least," Martin's mother Sabryna Fulton said on This Morning. "But I just knew that they would see that this was a teenager just trying to get home. This was no burglar. This was somebody's son that was trying to get home... I was stunned, absolutely. I couldn't believe it."
Fulton said the racial profiling was "obvious":
"We didn't know details about the case. We knew some of them but some of the details came out in the courtroom as far as previous 911 calls and I think it was obvious that it was a black person, a black young person that they were looking for. But Trayvon simply was not that person. Trayvon was not a burglar. He wasn't doing anything wrong. He simply went to the store and was headed back home. For somebody to look at him and to perceive him to be a burglar, that is the problem."
Responding to of Juror B37, who appeared on Anderson Cooper's CNN show and held that Trayvon was partially responsible for his death, Fulton simply said "I don't think she knows Trayvon.
"Trayvon is not a confrontational person. Instead of placing the blame on the teenager, we need to place the blame on the responsible adult. There were two people involved. We had an adult who was chasing a kid and we had a kid who I feel was afraid."
Fulton and Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, are exploring the possibility of a civil suit, their lawyer said.