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Trayvon Martin's parents speak out on verdict

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Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton enter the courtroom after a morning recess in George Zimmerman trial (Jacob Langston/POOL 7/3/2013) Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton enter the courtroom after a morning recess in George Zimmerman trial (Jacob Langston/POOL 7/3/2013)

By CNN Staff

Trayvon Martin's parents spoke out Thursday for the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of the unarmed teenager.

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, told "CBS This Morning" she was "in a bit of shock" after the verdict. "I thought surely that he would be found guilty of second-degree murder," she said.

She added that Trayvon "is not a confrontational person." She wants President Obama to go through the case "with a fine-tooth comb," she said.

Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, said he wants America to know that Trayvon "was a fun-loving child."

Speaking to ABC's "Good Morning America," Tracy Martin added that he and Fulton did not find the verdict fair, "and of course it's devastating."

"My first thought was shock, disgust," said Fulton.

The parents were asked about remarks by Juror B37, who told CNN she believes Trayvon Martin "played a huge role in his death."

"They don't know him as a human being," Tracy Martin told ABC.

"I just wish that they had an opportunity to really know who Trayvon was and to put that in context with what their decision was."

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