Lawyer for Martin Family: 'Trayvon Is Proud of the Changes You Inspired'
Following the delivery of the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, attorney Benjamin Crump addressed the press on behalf of the family of Trayvon Martin - the 17-year-old shot and killed in February 2012 during a dispute with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
Crump, speaking to those who supported the Martin family throughout the trial, said, "Everybody that put their hoodies up [and] everybody that said, 'I am Trayvon,' his family expresses heartfelt gratitude."
"I know Trayvon is up there proud in the changes you have inspired in his name," said Crump.
The lawyer also asked that people continue to give the family of Trayvon Martin space and privacy.
"This is a very trying time for their family," he said, urging the community to remain 'at peace.'
"For Trayvon to rest in peace, we must all be peaceful. Thank you."