It's been over a month since the tragic death of Sanford, Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and with every passing day we're learning a little bit more about the life cut tragically short by an act of senseless violence.
Continuing to stay strong in the face of intense pain, the Martin family reached out to us and shared some exclusive photos of Trayvon before his death. Above we see Trayvon posing with a female friend and as you click through, there are more pics of him with his family and rocking his prom suit.
On February 26th, Trayvon was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Trayvon was returning from a local 7-Eleven after buying a bag of Skittles and iced tea.
He was then spotted by Zimmerman while returning to his father's girlfriend's apartment inside their gated community. Zimmerman called 911, explaining that Trayvon, who was wearing a hoodie at the time, a pair of blue jeans, and red/white sneakers, looked suspicious.
Zimmerman pursued Trayvon even after he was told not to by the 911 dispatcher.
When Zimmerman approached Trayvon, the two got into a scuffle, resulting in Trayvon taking a bullet to the chest at point blank range.
Zimmerman claimed that he shot Trayvon on grounds of self-defense, although Trayvon only had a bag of Skittles and iced tea in his hands.
Since the murder of Trayvon, the entire nation has expressed outrage, from every celebrity tweeting pictures rocking their hoodies, to President Obama saying that if had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.
George Zimmerman must be arrested, as more evidence continues to come forward proving that his claims of self-defense were false.
Take an exclusive look at Trayvon's prom picture shared with GlobalGrind by his grieving family above.
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