WSVN — The mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is speaking out after the gun used to kill her son is sold. The Nightteam’s Rosh Lowe has the exclusive interview in the Lowedown.
The man who shot Sybrina Fulton’s teenaged son just sold the gun he used for more than $120,000, but Martin’s mother said nothing that happens now can be worse than her son’s death.
Sybrina Fulton: “I have been through some pain. I lost my 17-year-old son who was unarmed. So what more can you do? What more can you do to irritate that same heart, to aggravate that same heart?”
Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton was referring to the day her life was shattered when her son was killed by George Zimmerman.
Sybrina Fulton: “People look at me and they’re wondering, ‘How am I smiling? You can’t fake a smile. How am I smiling?’ It’s not that I’m happy. It’s the peace that I have inside of me.”
Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Sybrina refuses to focus on the auction of the gun or the words of George Zimmerman
Rosh Lowe: “Let me quote what Zimmerman told thedailybeast.com. ‘They didn’t raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could do to capitalize on her son’s death.’ What’s your reaction to that?”
Sybrina Fulton: “Well, just to be precise with you Rosh, a lot of times, it doesn’t require my attention. I think people can pretty much see through what’s going on. You know a mother’s heart. I just don’t feel like I’m ever going to be anybody’s puppet.”
Fulton now focuses her attention on the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Circle of Mothers, a group Sybrina runs for women who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
Rosh Lowe: “Sybrina Fulton is determined to uplift other people. She comes here to the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which she runs with one focus, and that is positivity and inspiration.”
Sybrina Fulton: “That love cancels out all the evil, all the wrong I think in my mind. I may try to concentrate on the bad things, but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is what is in my heart and helping other people.”
It’s a mission she is dedicating her life to despite the pain of losing her son and having to deal with all the headlines involving George Zimmerman.
Sybrina Fulton: “I will never give up. I will never allow someone to push my buttons and decide what I should say and how I should say it. I’m never going to give up.”
She takes her strength from faith.
Sybrina Fulton: “Trials and tribulations does not build character, it reveals it.”
And from her son…
Sybrina Fulton: “He’s probably saying, ‘I want my mother to be strong.'”
And she remains strong even on this day, when the gun used to kill her son is sold for more than $120,000.
Sybrina Fulton: “I tell people, ‘You may not have know Trayvon, but you’re seeing Trayvon.’ Trayvon is a product of me. So when you see me, I am Trayvon.”
In Miami Gardens, Rosh Lowe 7News.
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