Source: Curt Anderson / AP / theGrio
MIRAMAR, Florida — The parents of the unarmed black U.S. teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer rejected the shooter’s claim that the death was a part of God’s plan.
In an interview with Fox News televised Wednesday, George Zimmerman said he felt the course of the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed “was all God’s plan.”
“We must worship a different God,” Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, told The Associated Press. “There is no way that my God wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son.”
The shooting in February led to weeks of nationwide protests over race and self-defense laws as police didn’t arrest Zimmerman for more than month. Zimmerman now faces a charge of second-degree murder. He claims Martin attacked him and has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
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