Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, speak to each other during a public town hall meeting with legal experts and political leaders on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is charged with second-degree murder in Martin's shooting death in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
CINCINNATI (AP) - The mother of an unarmed black Florida teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer says that she is mentally prepared to handle whatever verdict or sentence is handed down to the shooter, even an exoneration.
Sybrina Fulton made the statement to reporters on Wednesday after she and her husband Tracy Martin tearfully addressed a town hall on violence and racial healing in Cincinnati.
The couple talked mostly about their grief and the importance of preventing similar shootings.
The February shooting of their son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, led to nationwide protests over race and self-defense laws after police didn't arrest the shooter, George Zimmerman, for more than a month.
One of the protests was held in Cincinnati on March 26.
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