“I believe it was an accident, I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back. I would ask him, ‘Did he know that that was a minor, that that was a teenager and that he did not have a weapon?”
After Sybrina was hit with much criticism for what some believed to be a naive response, she clarified her statement through family attorney Benjamin Crump:
“Earlier today, I made a comment to the media that was later mischaracterized. When I referenced the word ‘accident’ today with regard to Trayvon’s death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident. We believe that George Zimmerman stalked my son and murdered him in cold blood.
The ‘accident’ I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths. It was an accidental encounter.
If George Zimmerman hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle, this entire incident would have been avoided. My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.”
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