Trayvon Martin’s father reacts to verdict on Twitter

George Zimmerman Trial July 8

Trayvon Martin’s father says his heart is broken.

Martin and his wife were not in the courtroom Saturday night when a six-woman jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of their son, Trayvon.

But the father, Tracy Martin, took to Twitter afterward for a series of posts.

“God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him GOD BLESS,” Tracy Martin wrote in the first of three tweets sent about 30 minutes after the not guilty decision was read in the Sanford, Florida, court room.

Martin thanked all of the family’s supporters and the people who will join them to “make sure that this doesn’t happen again.”

Martin closed by saying: “Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY.”

Later, the mother, Sybrina Fulton, sent out a message that offered thanks to God who she said she leans on for support.

“Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you,” she said. “You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!”

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