Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, testified in the Zimmerman trial Friday and confidently told jurors that the voice on the 911 tape screaming for help was her son.

During her testimony, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked Ms. Fulton, “That screaming or yelling – do you recognize that?”

To which Ms. Fulton responded, “Travyon Benjamin Martin.”

During cross-examination, George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’mara, attempted to suggest that Ms. Fulton’s grief was clouding her judgment of the tape.

The Associated Press documented their exchange:

On cross-examination, defense lawyer Mark O’Mara suggested that Fulton wanted to hear her son’s voice because if Zimmerman was screaming, “you would have to accept the probability that it was Trayvon Martin that caused his own death.”

“I heard my son screaming,” said Fulton, who said she first heard the recording during a family meeting inside Sanford City Hall in March 2012.

“You certainly would hope that your son Trayvon Martin did nothing that could have led to his own death?” O’Mara pressed her later.

“What I hope for is that this wouldn’t have never happened and that he would still be here,” Fulton replied, adding that she did not believe Martin was responsible for his death. 

Martin’s older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, also testified that the voice screaming for help was his brother’s. However, he admitted on cross-examination that shortly after the murder he told a local news station that he wasn’t “completely positive” the voice was Trayvon’s.

The prosecution is expected to rest its case today.


*Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images

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