Zimmerman Parents Barred from Courtroom, Trayvon's Parents Allowed to Stay
In an exclusive to Breitbart News, the family of George Zimmerman has stated the Zimmerman’s parents have been barred from the courtroom by the State of Florida, even though under Florida law, the alleged victim’s family – the family of Trayvon Martin – has been allowed to stay. The state claims that because the Zimmermans may be witnesses for the state, they must be barred from the courtroom.
Defense attorney Don West “made it abundantly clear to the jury the limitations the rule of sequestration places upon Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman's ability to support their son George with their presence,” a statement released by the family explained. “Our parents were in the courtroom and determined to support their son, but the State of Florida prevented them from doing so. George can count on his parents' and his family's unwavering and unconditional support, as he has throughout this ordeal, until he is acquitted.”
Martin’s parents have been inside the courtroom, and have spoken to the media. “"I'm here today as Trayvon Martin's mom as I have been every day. I will be attending every day to get justice for my son," said Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother. "I ask that you pray for me and my family because I don't want any other mother to have to experience what I am going through now."
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).