- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trayvon Martin’s parents say they hope that by telling their story in a new book, they can pay tribute to their son and help others.

“Rest in Power” by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was released Tuesday.

The book’s narration alternates between Fulton and Martin describing their lives before Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman five years ago and the impact of his death.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder after fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed and walking back from a convenience store.

The case sparked protests and a national debate about race relations. The Justice Department later decided not to prosecute Zimmerman on civil rights charges.

The book is being published by an imprint of Random House.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide