SANFORD, FL (RNN) – The mother of Trayvon Martin took the witness stand Friday in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Sybrina Fulton said she believed it was Trayvon’s voice screaming for help on a 911 call from the night of his death. She appeared shaken as the call recording was played in the courtroom.

When asked who she thought the person heard in the background was, she replied “Trayvon Benjamin Martin.”

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara cross-examined after prosecutors finished their questioning. He asked if she hoped her son had nothing to do with his own death.

“What I hope for was that this would have never happened, and he would still be here,” Fulton said. “That’s my hope.”

Jahvaris Fulton also said it sounded like his little brother. He recognized “the yelling and the screaming” as Trayvon, according to his testimony.

O’Mara asked him why he said he wasn’t sure who it was when he heard it before from a reporter. Jahvaris Fulton replied he was in shock the first time the call was played for him.

On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed Trayvon, 17. Zimmerman said he was forced to fire his weapon in self defense.

The victim was unarmed. The incident drew national attention when Zimmerman, 29, was not charged with a crime for nearly a month after the shooting.


Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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