Trayvon Martin's parents won't stop fighting until Zimmerman's convicted

Teen's family grateful for George Zimmerman's arrest, but says conviction a necessity

Published On: Apr 11 2012 04:45:52 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2012 06:59:22 PM EDT
Trayvon, Tracy Martin
WASHINGTON -

The parents of Trayvon Martin say charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting their son would start the healing process, but they won't stop fighting until he's convicted.

Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said she and Martin's father "can't get past our son being murdered and no one being arrested." His father, Tracy Martin, says it will be very important to also get a conviction.

Regardless, Sybrina Fulton said she is grateful for the announcement of Zimmerman's arrest at a news conference will Al .

"First all I want to say thank God. We simply wanted an arrest we wanted nothing more nothing less and we got it and I say thank you," Fulton said. "Secondly I just wanted to speak from my heart to your heat because a heart has no color it is not black, not white it is red. And I want to say thank you, from my heart to your heart."

Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday for shooting and killing Martin on Feb. 26.

"This is just the beginning, we’ve got a long way to go but we have faith," Tracy Martin said.

The parents' attorney, Ben Crump, says although the family wants an arrest, "nothing is going to bring Trayvon back."

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