I was on vacation last week and got to catch some of the testimony in the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman.
Early on Friday I posted my thoughts on the testimony of Sybrina Fulton, who spoke for her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Benjamin Martin. Zimmerman has admitted to shooting and killing Trayvon as he walked home from the store last year in a Florida condominium complex.
In a masterful move by the defense, Gladys Zimmerman was called to the stand to represent her son at the end of the day Friday.
As affirmatively as Sybrina Fulton identified the screams as coming from her son, Gladys Zimmerman said she too was certain the screams were those of her child, George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman’s defense is that he acted in self-defense.
No mother wants to believe their child murdered someone in cold blood.
Regardless of the verdict, two families have been blown to bits.
If Gladys Zimmerman’s son is found not guilty, he will remain guilty in the minds of some and his life will be forever changed.
If Gladys Zimmerman’s son is found guilty, Sybrina Fulton’s son still won’t ever walk through her door again.
There are no winners; only mothers who believe their son’s screams pierced a rainy Florida night just before shots rang out.