Yesterday morning on NBC’s TODAY show, Sybrina Fulton said this about George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of her son Trayvon Martin:
“I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he [Zimmerman] couldn’t turn the clock back.”
Yesterday afternoon, after her morning remarks drew widespread media attention, Sybrina Fulton retracted her comments. Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the Martin family, e-mailed a statement to MSNBC-TV saying Fulton’s previous comments had been “mischaracterized.” Fulton’s new statement now says:
“When I referenced the word ‘accident’ today with regard to Trayvon’s death, in NO way did I mean the shooting was an accident. My son was profiled, followed and murdered by George Zimmerman, and there was nothing accidental about that.”
She added that the “accident” was that Martin and Zimmerman ever crossed paths.
Whew! Keeping track of one’s lies can be so nerve-wracking!