On February 26,2012 Trayvon Martin of Sanford FL, was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. Trayvon was only 17 years-old.
George Zimmerman the community's self appointed neighborhood watch leader admitted to the police that he shot Trayvon in the chest, he had called police to report a suspicious person. The police told Zimmerman not to confront him, but he did it anyway. Then Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman has not been arrested for the crime and the police has even gone as far to make a public statement supporting Zimmerman saying, he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Three witnesses contacted by The Miami Herald say they saw or heard the moments before and after the Miami Gardens teenager’s killing. All three said they heard the last cry for help from a boy, and believe the sequence of sounds shatters the notion that Trayvon was killed in self defense. Mary Cutcher a witness says "Blew us off, and I called him back again and I said, "I know this was not self-defense. There was no punching, no hitting going on at the time, no wrestling,'" Cutcher said. Trayvon's family says, he was their hero pulling his father from a burning kitchen, he loved sports and horseback riding.
Tracy Martin, the father says, "It's a shame that he's [Trayvon] not getting any justice. We're not, as a family, getting any closure," the elder Martin said. "I feel betrayed by the Sanford Police Department and there's no way that I can still trust them in investigating this crime."
The case has now been turned over to the State's Attorney Office, who will make the decision on whether or not to charge George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon Martin's family is asking that as many people as possible sign the petition to prosecute George Zimmerman in the death of their son.
Sign the petition here at Help Prosecute Trayvon Martin's Killer.