Trayvon's Mother Introduced As 'Mother Of New Civil Rights Movement' “It’s so easy for me to cry everyday but I can’t. I’ve got work to do,” Sabrina Fulton said. Martin’s mother was overwhelmed by support from Empowerment Temple AME Church. She spoke to the Baltimore congregation nearly three months after the death of her son Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot in Sanford, Fla. by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman, who now faces trial for the killing.