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Social media reacts to Martin family's testimony

  • HLN is covering the George Zimmerman trial live, gavel to gavel
  • Sybrina Fulton says screams on the 911 tape are her son's
  • Twitter's reactions to the Martin family testimony are sympathetic
Social media reacts to Martin family's testimony

Sybrina Fulton: That's my son screaming on tape

Sybrina Fulton: That's my son screaming on tape

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When Trayvon Martin's mother and brother took the stand in the George Zimmerman trial Friday, courtroom spectators were prepared to witness a rush of emotion.

But Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, remained resolute on the stand. She said during her testimony that she had no doubt whatsoever that the voice screaming on a 911 recording made the night Martin was killed was his. Jahvaris Fulton, Martin's older brother, said he thought it was Martin's voice on the call as well, even though in a 2012 interview, he'd said he wasn't completely sure about whose voice it was.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.

While Martin's family kept their cool throughout difficult testimony, social media users reacted emotionally to seeing them talk about Trayvon Martin and the 911 tapes.

Dawn Neufeld, actress and host, considered Sybrina Fulton's testimony from a mom's perspective.


Faith Jenkins, an attorney and former criminal prosecutor, commented on how Martin's family was handling the testimony.



Professor and political scientist Dr. Brown-Dean said that she believed the testimony made a statement about the value of race.



Sybrina Fulton had a few thoughts to share on Twitter herself before she took the stand.


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