The parents of Trayvon Martin today defended their son and decried reports that offered contrary accounts of the confrontation that left the unarmed black teenager dead.
"Even in death, they are still disrespecting my son," said Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, "and I feel that is a shame."
The Orlando Sentinel had reported that the shooter, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, had been attacked by Trayvon. And the Associated Press reports that Trayvon had been suspended from school because of an empty plastic baggie found in his book bag which tested positive for traces of marijuana.
"They've killed my son, and now they're trying to kill his reputation," said Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton.
Ed will have extended coverage of the Trayvon Martin case tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on MSNBC!