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April 11th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Trayvon Martin's parents on the whereabouts of George Zimmerman, his recently launched website

As the Trayvon Martin case continues to captivate the nation, yesterday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited the parents of the slain teenager to offer their reactions to recent developments.

With George Zimmerman's current whereabouts called into question by his own legal team Tuesday, Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton was worried that her son's killer can't be accounted for:

"That concerns us a great deal as parents that they don't know where he is," she told Piers Morgan. "They should be close to him, and in close contact with him, and able to have communication. So, it does bother us to know that they don't know where he is."

Martin's father Tracy echoed Fulton's thoughts:

"He definitely needs to be contained. I think he needs to be in reach. For his lawyers not to know where he's at, that doesn't sit well with us," said Martin. "There's definitely a lot of tension building up, and we're just hoping for, within the next 72 hours, that the correct decision is made."

Earlier this week meanwhile, Zimmerman launched a personal website, on which he thanks people for their support. Asked for her reaction, Fulton told the host she knows about it, but isn't terribly interested:

"I haven't really viewed the website. I'm just really trying to stay focused on justice for Trayvon, and I don't want things like that to distract me. So, some of the things I do not pay attention to, and that's one of them."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Trayvon Martin's parents talk candidly about the latest elements in their late son's case.
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  1. Just say'n

    I would not doubt that this Mr Zimmerman and his immediate family are long gone to some lush island somewhere where there is no extradition for that country.. Whether he is charged or not, after all of this, his life is meaningless in this country. There is always someone out there whom will reel justice in their own minds, very sad, but true. His life is going to be in fear always.. I am sure he would of just went on to the store that night and minded his own business and I am sure he is remorseful, but, this is never ever going to go away, for the rest of his life...

    April 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lulz

      What's sad about it? Zimmerman is trash, he is the lowest of the low. This is someone who did more than 'reel out justice' in his own mind, this is someone who followed a citizen when he had no right to do so and then brutally murdered an innocent teen who should be happily alive right now, because he's a coward who couldn't even hold his own against a 17 year old after following him. Zimmerman will never have a period in his life where he will feel safe, and I hope he lives out his days in agony.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. zozimos

    This one is far smarter than wannabe cops i've encountered previously. He has successfully figured out how to financially be able to retire before he reaches thirty.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. just say'n

    Correction, I am sure that he now wishes that he would of just gone on his way to the store and minded his own busines. Is what I meant to say in the last paragraph

    April 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Elena

    I think that this is outrageus! He should have never been free to be able to flee. The parents have been hurt like no one should ever be hurt. And now this is just sicking. My heart goes out to the parents.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Strongman

    Piers Morgan, fueling the racist fire to start a race war. He has had nothing to say about the five black 17 year olds that beat an 84 year old white man nearly to death - simply because he was white and they were angry. Race crimes that ae black on white are never reported in any other fashion than, "Joe got beaten up by garng of boys."

    Morgan is an entertainment provacateur who's sole purpose for being on the air is to stir up a lynchmob to increase his ratings.
    his is the very same thing that happened with Tawana Brawley some years ago when Al Sharpton caused race riots, calling

    April 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Truth please

      How is Piers fueling racist fire? Since when is telling truth wrong? If you don't want to hear truth you can turn to Fox news that spins lies faster than the speed of light.The media gave up when Alferdo Tello ( teenager ) was killed in 1997 in Maryland. His family still waiting for justice. I wish we had Piers and Anderson Cooper who never give up on truth and justice. Trayvon had every right to be where he was. What if Trayvon was your son or brother and not black how would you feel? Piers and every one at CNN is keeping the story alive so justice can be served for Trayvon Martin. This is not Fox news remember.

      April 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Facts

      Placing George Zimmerman's brother on live television, and asking him questions NO ONE but George Zimmerman could answer is not logical reporting. Stating opinions (such as George Zimmerman was completely uninjured after the altercation) as facts is unethical, and misleading. I want justice to prevail just as much as anyone in this country, but lets not drag the Zimmerman family through the mud until we know all the facts. If this case goes on to trial, and proves that George Zimmerman cold-bloodedly murdered Travon Martin, we then as a nation have a right to treat him as a convicted killer. Until then, try to think about what you would be capable of if you were out in George Zimmerman's situation (assuming what he says is true). As a private citizen, one cannot assume they know all the facts of a case until a case is brought to trial. Thats the awesome thing about the USA! Unitl then, we need to think with an open mind; Not with a closed, media-believing, ignorantly based opinion.
      y thoughts go out to Travon's family as well. If George is guilty of what America is blindly accusing him of, he needs to be put away for a very long time!

      April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Marsha

    I just wanted to say, I beleive George Zimmerman, have been doing this behavior long before this incident, I say this to say, no ne just get up and decide to follow a stranger for no reason if he was'nt going to do what he did, and killed this child. I believe he left with the intention of doing what he did, and thats shooting Trayvon Martin. Im a mother of 2 young men, this story has really bother me to the up most, Please justice for Trayvon

    April 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Robin Briggs

    I am watching Robert Zimmerma Jr.'s interview with Piers and not one time have I heard him say anything about the parents who has lost their child for no reason at all. This case should go to the jury of George Zimmerman's peers to let them decide whether or not he should go to prison or not. Robert Zimmerman brought up the fact that the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus has led protests in order to pressure the prosecutor to file charges against George Zimmerman. The one thing that I do agree with Robert Zimmerman is when he said to, "RESPECT THE SYSTEM"! The system has failed these parents so far in allowing this man to walk the streets so long. Let's ask ourselves this question: "If Trayvon Martin was the one who shot and killed George Zimmerman do you think for one second Trayvon would not have been arrested"? OF COURSE NOT. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER THE JAIL.
    I, like Piers wants to know why George Zimmerman was carrying a gun to show at Target? Ridiculous!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jaker

    Piers,

    I believe the brother of his is telling lies tonight on behalf of his brother; or else he's telling us a completely new fairytale as to what most intelligent people can make out he's lying on behalf of his brother. What he's saying even a child would know, never happened. His brother after the call that told him not to follow brought it on himself to follow whether he walked through a maze of streets or not & then came back to spot the young victim ...do I believe that? Not on your "Nelly"!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Smitty

    If George was out of breath and close to death as Trayvon was beating him then how was he able to yell so loudly, if that was in fact Zimmerman yelling???

    April 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. vicky

    It'a a sad and unfortunate situation for both families. We need to allow the legal system to try this case. Zimmerman was on volunteer duty, which makes him a good citizen and there had been break ins. Zimmerman had never attacked anyone in the past. Lots of unanswered questions, therefore we need to show respect to both families.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Free press

      George had a gun and was trigger happy .... that's what happened. He killed a teenager.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Justice

    Robert Zinnerman stop coming on TV and lying and lying. You don't know the facts so shut up. George had a gun, he was trigger happy, he chaced a unarmed black kid who was talking to his girlfriend. Mr Marten was visiting his father, he had a right to be in this gated community. Yes George Zinnerman black people can live in gated community. . Mr Marten had right to be where he was. Next we will hear George is insane. Robert Zinnerman has not yet apologized for the killing of Mr Marten. Shame on him. It's tajic that both families will never be the same. Americas needed to think about the use of gun so easly.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  14. Mhaer

    It is a tragedy to see anybody killed anywhere regarding their race. What is also a bigger tragedy that the kid's blood went for nothing if it was left to the Justice Syste,. Without the people and I would say the black people and fair minded people we will not even hear about this case. The same goes to killing the Muslim lady in California. Racism needs to stop, and also we need to find out exactly what happend that night that caused this tragedy without being so emotional and use the race card.

    Let us be accurate without few honest people on the internet we would not even hear about this tragedy, and I hope those fair minded folks keep watching for the sake of the all not just for specific race or gender.

    Thanks, Maher

    May 15, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse | Reply

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